Archive of films For Some Inexplicable Reason / VAN valami furcsa és megmagyarázhatatlan

2014, 96 min

Section: East of the West - Competition
Year: 2014

Áron is pushing 30, he’s just finished university, his girlfriend has broken up with him, and his parents won’t stop meddling in his life. After a wild night celebrating his birthday, he wakes up in possession of a one way ticket to Lisbon – and decides to accept the challenge and head out into the unknown.… In his humorous indie film, debut director Gábor Reisz stands somewhat aloof as he explores the protagonist’s search for himself and his place in life.


Áron is pushing 30. He recently finished university and is looking for a job, but he doesn’t really know what to do with himself. For now his parents are supporting him financially, allowing them to indulge in their tendency to meddle in his life. So to be on the safe side, Áron decides not to tell them that girlfriend Eszter has broken up with him. On the night of his 30th birthday party, he discovers that Eszter has found a new guy; devastated, he determines to thoroughly drown his sorrows. He wakes up in possession of a one way ticket to Lisbon – and decides to accept the challenge and head out into the unknown.… Following up his domestically celebrated short films, director Gábor Reisz turns in a humorous indie feature debut that explores, with objectivity and a flair for constructing bizarre situations, the protagonist’s search for himself and his place in life.

About the director

Gábor Reisz (b. 1980, Budapest) started off studying at the Hungarian University of Physical Education before moving on to film theory and history at Budapest’s Lórand Eötvös University in 2003. Then in 2006 he enrolled at the Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest (SZFE) to focus on film and television direction. While at school he shot a number of short films including The Reason for Denial, Honestly (A tagadás oka, őszintén, 2006), 8 (story showcase segment, 2007), Nothing and Good (Jót és Semmit, doc, 2007), Somebody’s Something (Valakinek a valamije, 2009), and Peter (segment from ...meanwhile in Budapest, 2013). For Some Inexplicable Reason is his feature debut.


Proton Cinema Kft.
Pozsonyi út 14., 1137, Budapest
Tel: +36 1 321 8178
Fax: +36 1 236 0935

Alpha Violet
14, rue Soleillet, BL64, 750 20, Paris
Tel: +33 147 973 984

About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: East of the West - Competition
Director: Gábor Reisz
Screenplay: Gábor Reisz
Dir. of Photography: Gábor Reisz
Music: Lóci Csorba, Gábor Reisz
Editor: Zsófia Tálas
Producer: Júlia Berkes
Production: Proton Cinema Kft.
Coproduction: University of Theatre and Film Arts
Cast: Áron Ferenczik, Katalin Takács, Zsolt Kovács
Contact: Proton Cinema Kft., Alpha Violet


Gábor Reisz

Film Director

Júlia Berkes


Katalin Vajda

Film Institution Rep.

Csaba Bereczki

Film Institution Rep.

Agnes Havas

Film Institution Rep.

Csaba Papp

Film Institution Rep., PR & Marketing

István Reisz


Zsófia Tálas

Film Editor

Péter Lukács

Film Crew

Veronika Nemes-Jeles

Film Crew

Stephan Barth


Katalin Takács


Zalán Makranczi


Virginie Devesa

Sales Agent

Miklós Bosnyák


Xénia Fekete

Film Crew

Sandra Sztevanovity

Set Designer

Linda Mester

Film Crew

Judit Sos


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