Bad Poems

A movie by Gábor Reisz

2023/24 Nebenan Film Auswärts

“It would be great to be a kid again and not spend my time directing chicken breast fillet commercials and whining about why Anna dumped me. Everything was so simple and clear back then. I wonder, do things slip away slowly or do they get fucked up all at once?”

A 33-years old Tamás Merthner is heartbroken, after his girlfriend Anna, who is on a scholarship in Paris, breaks up with him. While wallowing in self-pity, Tamás 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 – thereby giving the audience a very subjective view of Hungary’s present.

Hungary – France, 2018
Duration: ca. 1 h 30 min
Language: Hungarian with english subtitles

The film will be shown in the Thalia-Kino. Tickets can be bought directly at the cinema. 
*This event is not included in the Doublepack Ticket Special

Gábor Reisz, a graduate of the ELTE Faculty of Humanities (Film History and Theory) and the University of Theater and Film Arts Budapest (Film Directing), gained great attention with his debut “For Some Inexplicable Reason” (2014). During the Cannes Film Festival residency program, he developed “Bad Poems” (2018), which won 16 awards, including Best Hungarian Film of the Year 2018. His latest feature film, “Explanation for everything” (2023), was selected for the Venice International Film Festival and won the Venice Horizons Award for Best Film.