Gábor Reisz

Gábor Reisz

Hungary

I’m lucky because I can make movies. I have always wanted to make someone’s heart skip a beat by expressing the inexpressible. Only now, I can strive for that as a film director.    

Biography

Gábor Reisz (Budapest, 19 January 1980) Hungarian filmmaker graduated from the University of Physical Education (Budapest) in 2003, ELTE Faculty of Humanities – Film History and Film Theory (Budapest) in 2006, and University of Theatre and Film Arts (Budapest) as a film director in 2013. 

His debut feature, FOR SOME INEXPLICABLE REASON (2014) an unconventional coming of age story, premiered at the Karlovy Vary IFF, became a cult film in Hungary, and was a big success at the box office and on the int’l festival circuit as well (Special Jury Award, Audience Award, Student Jury’s Best Screenplay Award, People Choice Award - Torino Film Festival, 2014; Best Director Award - Sofia IFF, 2015; Bronze Taiga Prize - Khanty-Mansiysk Spirit of Fire IFF, 2015; Main Prize - Vologoda VOICES IFF, 2015; Best Debut Film - Vienna Let s CEE Film Festival, 2015; Special Prize - Cluj-Napoca Comedy Cluj Film Festival, 2015).

His latest film BAD POEMS (2018), won a Jury Special Mention from the Torino Film Festival, where it premiered after a local release.

Photo by: Máté Bach

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