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Hungary's Berlin film fest winner Enyedi to adapt novel

Associated Press logo Associated Press 2/21/2017
Director Ildiko Enyedi, winner of the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival for “On Body and Soul,” speaks about her film at a press conference at the Toldi Cinema in Budapest on Feb 21, 2017. Enyedi said her next project will be an adaptation of “The Story of My Wife,” a 1942 novel by Hungarian writer and poet Milan Fust. (Mohai Balázs/MTI via AP) © The Associated Press Director Ildiko Enyedi, winner of the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival for “On Body and Soul,” speaks about her film at a press conference at the Toldi Cinema in Budapest on Feb 21, 2017. Enyedi said her next project will be an adaptation of “The Story of My Wife,” a 1942 novel by Hungarian writer and poet Milan Fust. (Mohai Balázs/MTI via AP)

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian director whose "On Body and Soul" won the top award at the Berlin Film Festival says her next project is an adaptation of "The Story of My Wife," a 1942 novel by Hungarian writer and poet Milan Fust.

Director Ildiko Enyedi, winner of the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival for “On Body and Soul,” speaks about her film at a press conference at the Toldi Cinema in Budapest on Feb 21, 2017. Enyedi said her next project will be an adaptation of “The Story of My Wife,” a 1942 novel by Hungarian writer and poet Milan Fust. (Mohai Balázs/MTI via AP) © The Associated Press Director Ildiko Enyedi, winner of the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival for “On Body and Soul,” speaks about her film at a press conference at the Toldi Cinema in Budapest on Feb 21, 2017. Enyedi said her next project will be an adaptation of “The Story of My Wife,” a 1942 novel by Hungarian writer and poet Milan Fust. (Mohai Balázs/MTI via AP)

Director Ildiko Enyedi also said Tuesday that she welcomed the national film fund's support for her work and that of a wide range of Hungarian directors and writers, some of whose films have recently won prizes at international festivals. "Son of Saul" by Laszlo Nemes won the Oscar last year for best foreign-language film.

Director Ildiko Enyedi, winner of the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival for “On Body and Soul,” speaks about her film at a press conference at the Toldi Cinema in Budapest on Feb 21, 2017. Enyedi said her next project will be an adaptation of “The Story of My Wife,” a 1942 novel by Hungarian writer and poet Milan Fust. (Mohai Balazs/MTI via AP) © The Associated Press Director Ildiko Enyedi, winner of the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival for “On Body and Soul,” speaks about her film at a press conference at the Toldi Cinema in Budapest on Feb 21, 2017. Enyedi said her next project will be an adaptation of “The Story of My Wife,” a 1942 novel by Hungarian writer and poet Milan Fust. (Mohai Balazs/MTI via AP)

"On Body And Soul," a love story about two slaughterhouse workers who connect in shared dreams, is Enyedi's first feature film since 1999. It won the Berlin Film Festival's Golden Bear award on Saturday.

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