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  • Hungarian Film 'On Body and Soul' Wins Golden Bear in Berlin

  • "On Body and Soul" by writer-director Ildiko Enyedi contrasts the harsh reality of the abattoir with the magical world of slumber

, photo: AP/Britta Pedersen

18 of February 2017 15:36:30

BERLIN — A Hungarian love story about two slaughterhouse workers who connect in shared dreams has won the top Golden Bear award at this year's Berlin Film Festival."On Body and Soul" by writer-director Ildiko Enyedi contrasts the harsh reality of the abattoir with the magical world of slumber.The film on Saturday beat hot favorite "The Other Side of Hope," a comedy about refugees in Finland, which earned Aki Kaurismaki a Silver Bear for best director.The jury award went to "Felicite," a film by French-Senegalese director Alain Gomis about a singer in a Congolese night club.South Korea's Kim Min-hee received the best actress award for her role in "On the Beach at Night Alone," while Austria's Georg Friedrich was named best actor for "Bright Nights."



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