“I had never worked professionally with Ildikó before, but she was one of my tutors when I attended film school at Budapest Film Academy,” says Rév, whose cinematographic work – all on film – has been screened at Cannes on three previous occasions. Rév shot Bálint Szimler’s B&W Cinefondation nominated-short Here I Am (2010), Kornél Mundruczó’s Un Certain Regard Award-winning White God (2014) and Palme d’Or nominee Jupiter’s Moon (2017).

For her part, Enyedi is a multi-award winning director, whose My Twentieth Century (1989, DP Tibor Máthé) garnered the Golden Camera at Cannes, and whose On Body and Soul (2017, DP Máté Herbai) won the Berlin Golden Bear.

“Ildikó has played an important role in my life for many years, and I always show her everything I do,” says Rév. “However, I was surprised, excited and a little scared when she asked me to shoot The Story of My Wife because she knows a lot about filmmaking, a lot about cinematography and a lot about life in general.”

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