My 20th Century


Time Out says

East European whimsy is usually heavy-going, especially when most of the women are played by the same actress, and this feminist frolic through the political and technological birth-pangs of the present century has all the poetry of a dodo on downers. At the exact moment that Edison unveils the electric light bulb in a New York park, twin sisters are born in Budapest. This arbitrary conjunction leads into a collage of very loosely related scenes (crammed with allusions to movies, pulp fiction, etc, etc) in which the sisters' lives diverge and faithfully reconverge via a trip on the Orient Express. Chic b/w photography and relentless 'cleverness' won this wearying charade the Best First Feature prize at Cannes.


Release details

104 mins

Cast and crew

Ildikó Enyedi
Ildikó Enyedi
Dorothea Segda
Oleg Yankowski
Paulus Manker
Peter Andorai
Gábor Máté
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