Director Enyedi, who lives in both Hungary and Germany, began her career as a conceptual artist and made her premiere at Cannes in 1989 with My Twentieth Century, an marvelous film which won the festival’s Camera d’Or. She has released five feature films since, including On Body and Soul.
Before announcing the winner of the golden statuette, jury president Paul Verhoeven told the audience,
The jury fell in love with this movie not only because of its superior craftsmanship, but because it reminds us of one word we use too easily: compassion.
This is gorgeously told story of love precourses Innaratu’s current hit The Shape of Water.