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Explanation For Everything

January 12, 2023


Explanation For Everything


Explanation For Everything



Explanation for Everything paints a realistic picture of a country torn in two through the story of an 18-year-old boy’s high school graduation exam that ends in scandal.


Explanation for Everything tells a story that unfolds from multiple angles,
centered on a high school graduation exam ending in a media scandal. Told from three different perspectives – the nationalist father, György; the liberal teacher, Jakab; and 18-year-old Ábel – the film paints a realistic picture of a country torn in two, where no one speaks to or understands one another.

Director’s Profile

Gábor Reisz (Budapest, 19 January 1980) Hungarian filmmaker graduated from 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. In 2015, he was invited to the Cannes Film Festival’s Residence program, where he developed his new feature called Bad Poems (2018). The film went on to win 16 prizes, including the best Hungarian film of 2018 and made a recognizable admission in local cinemas.  Explanation For Everything is his 3rd feature film, currently in post-production.

Company Profile

Proton Cinema is a Budapest-based independent film and theatre production company. Established in 2003 by producer Viktória Petrányi and director Kornél Mundruczó. The company’s aim is to provide space and opportunity for creative people who want to see the world and have it seen.

In 2008, Proton Cinema launched its production department with a team of professionals who offer their expertise matching production values to the needs of the content.

One year later the company expanded its activities and started to manage independent theatre performances of Kornél Mundruczó.