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Ildikó Enyedi shooting The Story of My Wife

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- The cast of this production being staged by S. Kapitány Film and sold by Films Boutique includes Léa Seydoux, Gijs Naber, Louis Garrel, Josef Hader, Sergio Rubini and Jasmine Trinca

Ildikó Enyedi shooting The Story of My Wife
Actress Léa Seydoux and director Ildikó Enyedi

The first clapperboard slammed in Hamburg on Monday 8 April for The Story of My Wife, the sixth feature by Hungarian director Ildikó Enyedi, following My 20th Century (Caméra d'Or at Cannes in 1989), The Magic Hunter and Tamas and Julie (in competition at Venice in 1994 and 1997), Simon the Magician (in competition at Locarno in 1999), and On Body and Soul [+see also:
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interview: Ildiko Enyedi
interview: Ildiko Enyedi
interview: Réka Tenki
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 (Golden Bear at Berlin in 2017).

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Standing out in the lead roles are France’s Léa Seydoux (Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2013 for Blue Is the Warmest Colour [+see also:
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interview: Abdellatif Kechiche
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, which also earned her, among others, a nod for the César Award for Best Actress in 2014, a prize that she was also nominated for the year before for her turn in Farewell My Queen [+see also:
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; also popular in such movies as The Lobster [+see also:
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Q&A: Yorgos Lanthimos
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It’s Only the End of the World [+see also:
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and Sister [+see also:
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interview: Kacey Mottet Klein
interview: Ursula Meier
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; set to grace screens soon in Roubaix, a Light) and Dutch actor Gijs Naber (seen in Black Book [+see also:
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, Golden Calf for Best Actor in 2014 for How To Avoid Everything [+see also:
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, also giving a solid performance in Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle [+see also:
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). This duo will be flanked by France’s Louis Garrel (nominated for the César Award for Best Actor in 2018 for Redoubtable [+see also:
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Q&A: Michel Hazanavicius
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 and the César Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2015 and 2016 for Saint Laurent [+see also:
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Q&A: Bertrand Bonello
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 and My King [+see also:
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, popular in the recent title A Faithful Man [+see also:
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interview: Louis Garrel
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), Austria’s Josef Hader (who made a huge splash in Wild Mouse [+see also:
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interview: Josef Hader
interview: Josef Hader
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]
, nominated for the European Film Award for Best Actor in 2017 for Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe [+see also:
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interview: Maria Schrader
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), and Italy’s Sergio Rubini (nominated for the David di Donatello Award for Best Actor in 1991, 1997 and 2017 for The Stuff of Dreams [+see also:
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) and Jasmine Trinca (nominated for the David di Donatello Award for Best Actress in 2013 for There Will Come a Day [+see also:
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, in 2014 for Honey [+see also:
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interview: Valeria Golino
interview: Valeria Golino
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and in 2015 for You Can’t Save Yourself [+see also:
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interview: Sergio Castellitto
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, after having got a nod for Best Supporting Actress in 2001, 2004 and 2006 for The Son’s Room [+see also:
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The Best of Youth [+see also:
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 and The Caiman [+see also:
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interview: Jean Labadie
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, respectively). 

The story, written by Idilko Enyedi and based on the novel of the same name by her fellow countryman Milan Füst (published in 1942), kicks off in a café, where Jacob Störr, a sea captain, makes a bet with a friend to marry the first woman who enters the place. And in walks Lizzy…

Produced by Monika Mecs for Hungarian outfit S. Kapitány Film (a firm created specifically for this film and whose parent company is Inforg-M&M Film), The Story of My Wife is being co-produced by Germany’s Komplizen Films, France’s Pyramide Productions and Italy’s Moliwood Films, with backing from Eurimages, the Hungarian Film FundArteRAI Cinema and Creative Europe Media. The shoot will take place in Hamburg, Budapest and Malta, with Marcell Rév (Jupiter’s Moon [+see also:
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White God [+see also:
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) in charge of the cinematography. Mozinet will handle the Hungarian theatrical release on 20 September 2020, and Films Boutique is overseeing the international sales.

(Translated from French)

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