Proton Cinema (Júlia Berkes), MPhilms (Mátyás Prikler)
Gáspár Adonyi-Walsh, István Znamenák, András Rusznák, Rebeka Hatházi, Eliza Sodró, Lilla Kizlinger, Krisztina Urbanovits
Gábor Reisz, Éva Schulze
Vanda Gorácz, Gábor Reisz
András Kálmán, Gábor Reisz
Richard Fűlek, Péter Balogh
Magyarázat mindenre (Explanation for everything)
It’s summer in Budapest, high school student Abel is struggling to focus on his final exams, whilst coming to the realisation that he is hopelessly in love with his best friend Janka. The studious Janka has her own unrequited love with married history teacher Jakab—who had a previous confrontation with Abel’s conservative father. The tensions of a polarised society come unexpectedly to the surface when Abel’s history graduation exam turns into a national scandal.
For a long time, I have felt suffocated by the atmosphere of my divided country, which permeates my everyday life. In 2021, the University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest lost its autonomy when it was completely reorganized from above as directed by the state, and the professors and students did not agree with this at all. The demonstrations soon took a party politics turn and overnight the entire institution’s community was labeled as opposition by politicians and the government-controlled media. This is what prompted the main idea of Magyarázat mindenre. On the anniversary of the 1848 War of Independence, one of Hungary’s most prominent celebrations, it is customary to wear a nationality pin made up of the colors of the flag, and the perception of this has also become a political issue. The nationality pins displayed by the nationalistic side during party events and demonstrations changed the meaning of this symbol quite a bit in the past 20 years. While it once stood for Hungarian independence and a kinship to our country, today, anyone who wears it is deemed for the nation, and anyone who doesn’t is against it. This situation has gotten so bad that people don’t listen and understand each other. I believe that if normal, human communication ceases, no one can grow; after all, this is one of the foundations of a livable society. My former professor and co-scriptwriter, Éva Schulze, and I launched off from here to develop Magyarázat mindenre in 2021. An important aspect during the writing process was to understand and illustrate the intentions and lostness of both sides.
PRODUCTION 1: Júlia Berkes – Proton Cinema Kft.
Pozsonyi út, 14
1137 – Budapest, Hungary
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PRODUCTION 2: Mátyás Prikler– MPhilms s.r.o.
83152 – Bratislava, Slovakia
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ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Andrea Romeo - I Wonder
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