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Cineast 2019: Bad Poems

Thursday, 17 October, 2019 - 20:00
free entry

Original title: Rossz versek, Hungary, France 2018, Comedy, 97 min, VO EN subtitles, 16+

Directed by Gábor Reisz, Produced by Júlia Berkes, Music by András Kálmán, Gábor Reisz, András Koroknay, Lóránt Csorba, Cast: Gábor Reisz, Donát Seres, Mátyás Prukner, Barnabás Prukner, Zsolt Kovács, Lili Monori, Katalin Takács

Entertaining urban pop-rom-dramedy which playfully juggles its protagonist’s sorrows and doubts.


33-year-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, hitting a creative dead end as a filmmaker and being pressured to accept a compromising job offer from an advertising agency, Tamás takes an escapist trip down memory lane to meet his childhood and teenage selves.

Built on imaginative storytelling and formal lo-fi experimentation and filled with references to the history of cinema and popular culture, Bad Poems is an entertaining low-budget urban pop-rom-dramedy which playfully juggles its protagonist´s sorrows and doubts. This film received several awards at 2019 Torino Film Festival

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