The Story of My Wife (film)

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The Story of My Wife
Directed byIldikó Enyedi
Produced by
Screenplay byIldikó Enyedi
Based onThe Story of My Wife
by Milán Füst
CinematographyMarcell Rév
  • Inforg-M&M Film
  • Komplizen Films
  • Moliwood Films
  • Pyramide Productions
  • Eurimages
  • Hungarian Film Fund
  • Arte Cinema
  • Rai Cinema
  • Creative Europe Media
Distributed byMozinet
Release date
  • 20 September 2020 (2020-09-20)
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Hungary
Budget€10 million[1]

The Story of My Wife is an upcoming internationally co-produced drama film, written and directed by Ildikó Enyedi, based upon the novel of the same name by Milán Füst. It stars Léa Seydoux, Gijs Naber, Louis Garrel, Josef Hader, Sergio Rubini and Jasmine Trinca.

It is scheduled to be released in Hungary on 20 September 2020, by Mozinet.[2]



The novel was one of Enyedi's favorite when she was a teenage, which led her to adapt it for the screen.[3] In February 2018, it was announced Léa Seydoux had joined the cast of the film, with Ildikó Enyedi directing from a screenplay she wrote. Monika Mécs, Maren Ade, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Flaminio Zadra, Pilar Saavedra Perrotta producing under their Inforg-M&M Film, Komplizen Film and Moliwood Films banners, respectively.[4] In April 2019, it was announced Gijs Naber, Louis Garrel, Josef Hader, Sergio Rubini and Jasmine Trinca had joined the cast of the film.[2] The dialogue is primarily in English because in the 1920 English was the primary language in the shipping industry.[3]

Filming began on April 8 and in Hamburg, Budapest, and Malta.[2]


Films Boutique is handling the worldwide distribution, and local distributors include Pyramide Distribution for France, Alamonde for Germany and Austria, September Films for Benelux, Lev Cinema for Israel, Rai Cinema for Italy, Mozinet for Hungary, Stada for Greece, Russian Report for Russia, Film Europe for Czechia and Slovakia, and Leopardo for Portugal.[1]


  1. ^ a b Macnab, Geoffrey (February 24, 2020). "Films Boutique inks deals on Ildikó Enyedi's 'Story Of My Wife' (exclusive)". Screen Daily. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Lemercier, Fabien (April 9, 2019). "ldikó Enyedi shooting The Story of My Wife". Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Barraclough, Leo (May 8, 2019). "First Look: Léa Seydoux in 'The Story of My Wife' From Ildikó Enyedi (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  4. ^ Roxborough, Scott. "Lea Seydoux to Star in New Film From Director Ildiko Enyedi (Exclusive)". Retrieved April 10, 2019.

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