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467 Ratings

My Twentieth Century

Az én XX. századom

Directed by Ildikó Enyedi
Hungary, West Germany, 1989
Drama, Comedy


Born on the day Edison invents the light bulb, Dora and Lili are separated in childhood after their mother’s death, and follow different paths. They meet again on the Orient Express in 1899, one a con woman, scamming money from men, the other a member of a group of feminist revolutionaries.

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My Twentieth Century Directed by Ildikó Enyedi

Critics reviews

It’s a true beauty, masterfully edited by Maria Rigo and unforgettably photographed by Tibor Máthé. The opening scenes almost invite us to gaze in awe at the quality of crisp white light and velvet darkness in the film – there’s no reason that you should stop gazing as it continues.
October 18, 2018
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Thanks to Enyedi’s ludic, freewheeling storytelling, Mária Rigó’s impressionistic editing, and Tibor Máthé’s sensuous black-and-white cinematography, My 20th Century is about pleasure, not moral judgment.
May 03, 2017
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