For Some Inexplicable Reason

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    For Some Inexplicable Reason

    VAN (valami furcsa és megmagyarázhatatlan)

    Directed by

    Hungary

    2014

    96 min

    • Hungarian

    Comedy drama

    Karlovy Vary IFF

    Áron stands in his life as an average 29 years old weirdo. He has many contemporary complexes, a fresh university degree, and an up-to-date broke up. His parents have to support him financially as he is still a job seeker and while Áron is agonizing on his lost love, he is always interrupted by something; it seems like he’s not the main character in his life. "For some inexplicable reason” is an unconventional coming of age story, about the unbearable lightness of being a youngster, with an exact glimpse about the city in which Áron lives in: Budapest.

    Awards

    • Jury Special Mention - Torino FF
    • Best Director - Sofia IFF
    • Grand Prix - Voices FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Áron Ferenczik
    Katalin Takács
    Zsolt Kovács
    Zalán Makranczi
    Erika Kapronczai
    Screenplay
    Gábor Reisz
    Cinematography
    Gábor Reisz
    Editing
    Zsófia Tálas
    Music
    Lóránt Csorba
    Gábor Reisz
    Production
    PROTON CINEMA
    Sales
    ALPHA VIOLET

    Press

    A satisfying work that refreshingly differs from most recent Hungarian outputs

    Vladan Petkovic, Cineuropa

    A light-footed but sure-handedly executed comedy

    Vladan Petkovic, Cineuropa

    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.

    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

    Selected Filmography