For Some Inexplicable Reason

by Gábor Reisz


Áron stands in his life as an average 29 years old weirdo. He has many contemporary complexes, a fresh university degree, and an up-to-date broke up.

His parents have to support him financially as he is still a job seeker and while Áron is agonizing on his lost love, he is always interrupted by something; it seems like he’s not the main character in his life.

„For some inexplicable reason” is an unconventional coming of age story, about the unbearable lightness of being a youngster, with an exact glimpse about the city in which Áron lives in: Budapest.


Hungary  2014  96mn  16:9  5.1  Magyar  1st Feature Film

written by

Gábor Reisz

Original title

VAN (valami furcsa és megmagyarázhatatlan)

Produced by

Proton Cinema (Júlia Berkes, Miklós Bosnyák & Viktória Petrányi)


Áron Ferenczik, Katalin Takács, Zsolt Kovács, Zalán Makranczi, Erika Kapronczai

Festivals' selection & awards

  • Karlovy Vary – East of the West – Competition
  • Palic – Parallels & Encounters, Serbia – Competition
  • Jameson  Miskolc, Hungary, Competition – Second Jury Prize
  • Helsinki – Love & Anarchy, Panorama
  • Bordeaux, France – Competition
  • CineEast, Luxembourg – Competition
  • Cottbus, Germany – Spektrum
  • Cuenca, La Orquidea, Ecuadir – Competitition
  • Torino- Competition: Special Jury Award, Audience Award, Best Screenplay (Holden Award),  Best full-length feature (People’s Choice Award)
  • REC Tarragona, Spain – Competition
  • AFI Silver Theater, USA – EU Panorama – US Premiere
  • Louxor, Egypt
  • Chicago EU Festival, USA
  • Monte-Carlo Comédie, Monaco
  • Spirit of Fire, Russia – Bronze Taiga prize
  • Sofia, Bulgaria- Best Director Award
  • KinoPavasaris, Vilnius Lithuania – Competition
  • European Union Film Festival, HK
  • Mediawave Festival, Hungary
  • Europe on Screen- Jakarta,  Indonesia
  • Hungarian Movie Week, Russia
  • Transilvania, Romania
  • ArtFilmFest, Slovakia
  • Hungarian Film Week in New York, USA
  • Taipei, China
  • New Directors, Portugal
  • Voices, Vologda- Russia – Grand Prix
  • Pula, Croatia
  • Motovun, Croatia
  • Let’s CEE, Austria – Promising Debut Award
  • Cluj Comedy – Romania
  • Vevey, Switzerland
  • Zurich FF, Switzerland

Press quotes

THR – ” Charm and Invention triumph ” by Boyd van Hoeij

Variety – “… echoes of Woody Allen” ; ” an unconventional quirky comedy” by John Hopewell