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In a classroom, a crowd of onlookers watches a teenage boy read from a piece of paper.

Explanation for Everything Magyarázat mindenre

  Gábor Reisz

  Hungary, Slovakia     152 minutes


Abel, an impetuous high school student on the verge of graduation, is in love. His only problem is that the object of his desires, his best friend Janka, has her eye on their married history professor Jakab. Distracted and unable to focus on his graduation test, Abel exits the exam room with a failing grade. Unwilling to accept the disappointing result, he insinuates to a local reporter that the test was adjudicated by Jakab with an unfair political bias. The result is a national scandal.

Explanation for Everything’s elegant narrative structure pieces together a layered mosaic of personal and political life, as opposing sides of a polarized Budapest hurtle towards a classroom confrontation.

 Hungarian with subtitles

Screenings & Events


Film Credits

  •   Júlia Berkes, Mátyás Prikler
  •   Gábor Reisz, Éva Schulze
  •   Vanda Gorácz, Gábor Reisz
  •   Kristóf Becsey
  •   Gáspár Adonyi-Walsh, István Znamenák, András Rusznák, Rebeka Hatházi, Eliza Sodró, Lilla Kizlinger, Kristztina Urbanovits
  •   András Kálmán, Gábor Reisz
  •   Viktória Petrányi, Kornél Mundruczó, Eszter Gyárfás, Judit Sós
  •   Proton Cinema, MPHILMS


International Competition Program Sponsor

John and Jacolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation