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Bad Poems

DirectorGabor Reisz
ProducerJulia Berkes – Proton Cinema; Estelle Robin You – Les Films du Balibari
WriterGabor Reisz
CameraDaniel Balint, Kristof Becsey
EditorZsofia Talas
CastGabor Reisz, Katica Nagy, Zsolt Kovacs, Lili Monori, Katalin Takacs
SoundPeter Benjamin Lukacs
Original TitleROSSZ VERSEK
Length97 min
SectionCurrent Relevant Cinema
ScreeningFriday 8 November | 19:00 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag

An amusing, full of fantasy and utterly unpredictable comedy, awarded at several festivals with jury and audience awards!


33-year-old Tamas is heartbroken after his girlfriend Anna, who is on a scholarship in Paris, breaks up with him. While wallowing in self-pity, Tamas takes a trip down memory lane to figure out if love only exists when it’s practically gone. As he’s trying to pick up the pieces, he begins to realize what makes this current society so confused. An unique, charming and highly subjective view of Hungary’s present times.

Festivals & Awards (selection)

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, 2018 – World Premiere | Torino Film Festival, 2018 – Jury’s Special Mention, Scuola Holden Award for Best Script, AVANTI Award | Monte Carlo Film Festival, 2019 – Best Film | Hungarian Film Awards, 2019 – Best Film, Best Director (Gabor Reisz), Best Supporting Actress (Lili Monori), Best Editor (Zsófia Tálas) | Timișoara Ceau, Cinema! European Film Festival, 2019 – Main Prize, Audience Award | European Film Awards, 2019 – Official Selection

Director’s bio

Gábor Reisz graduated University of Physical Education from Budapest in 2003, ELTE Faculty of Humanities – Film History and Film Theory in 2006 and University of Theater and Film Arts also from Budapest in 2013. His debut feature, For Some Inexplicable Reason (2014), premiered at the Karlovy Vary IFF, became a cult film in Hungary, and was a big success on the int’l festival circuit as well. In 2015 he was invited to Cannes Film Festival`s Residence Program where he developed “Bad Poems”.