Blu-ray, DVD Release: My 20th Century

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 9, 2020
Price: DVD $13.99, Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Kino Lorber

Awarded the Camera d’Or for best first feature at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival, Hungarian trailblazer Ildikó Enyedi’s My 20th Century is a luminous, unconventional fairy tale.

Two twins, Lili the anarchist and Dóra, a luxurious woman of loose morals (both played by the young Polish actress Dorotha Segda), are separated as young girls. Their lives proceed on opposing tracks until their paths reconnect on the Orient Express with Mr. Z. (Tarkovsky mainstay Oleg Yankovsky) who loves them jointly. Defiantly in pursuit of happiness and in retreat from the “mass murdering century,” they are all entranced by Thomas Edison’s inventions and drunk on the miracle of existence.

A stunning and wholly original cinematic debuts, the highly stylized drama-comedy introduced the world to filmmaker Enyedi, whose most recent film was 2017 highly lauded On Body and Soul.

Blu-ray and DVD extras include the following:

-Introduction by director Ildikó Enyedi
-Audio commentary with Enyedi and DP Tibor Mathe (Hungarian with optional English subtitles)
-Booklet essay by curator and writer Dorota Lech (Blu-ray only)
-Interview with Enyedi by filmmaker Peter Strickland (courtesy of Second Run)

Buy or Rent My 20th Century

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.