ENFF On Tour in Utrecht brings Bad Poems by Gabor Reisz. An amusing, full of fantasy and utterly unpredictable comedy, awarded at several festivals with both jury and audience awards! “Bad Poems tries to capture how you think, dream, imagine and remember”, says the director who is also the leading actor in this lucid film.

The screening will be followed by Q&A with the director Gabor Reisz and special musical performance by the Balkan Vrouwenkoor Amsterdam. These passionate singers led by Julia Scepanovic are performing songs from the Balkans and East Europe since 2010. Come and join us for the great evening in Louis Hartlooper Complex.

Tuesday, November 5
19:00 hours
Louis Hartlooper Complex
Tolsteegbrug 1
3511 ZN Utrecht


33-year-old Tamas is heartbroken after his girlfriend Anna, who is on a scholarship in Paris, breaks up with him. While wallowing in self-pity, Tamas takes a trip down memory lane to figure out if love only exists when it’s practically gone. As he’s trying to pick up the pieces, he begins to realize what makes this current society so confused. An unique, charming and highly subjective view of Hungary’s present times.


Original title: Rossz versek
: Hungary/France
Year: 2018
Length: 97 min
Director: Gabor Reisz
Screenplay: Gabor Reisz
Cinematography: Daniel Balint, Kristof Becsey
Editing: Zsofia Talas
Sound: Peter Benjamin Lukacs
Cast: Gabor Reisz, Katica Nagy, Zsolt Kovacs, Lili Monori, Katalin Takacs
Production: Julia Berkes – Proton Cinema; Estelle Robin You – Les Films du Balibari

Festivals & Awards (selection)

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, 2018 – World Premiere | Torino Film Festival, 2018 – Jury’s Special Mention, Scuola Holden Award for Best Script, AVANTI Award | Monte Carlo Film Festival, 2019 – Best Film | Hungarian Film Awards, 2019 – Best Film, Best Director (Gabor Reisz), Best Supporting Actress (Lili Monori), Best Editor (Zsófia Tálas) | Timișoara Ceau, Cinema! European Film Festival, 2019 – Main Prize, Audience Award | European Film Awards, 2019 – Official Selection

Director's BIO

Gábor Reisz graduated University of Physical Education from Budapest in 2003, ELTE Faculty of Humanities – Film History and Film Theory in 2006 and University of Theater and Film Arts also from Budapest in 2013. His debut feature, “For Some Inexplicable Reason“ (2014), premiered at the Karlovy Vary IFF, became a cult film in Hungary, and was a big success on the international festival circuit as well. In 2015 he was invited to Cannes Film Festival’s Residence Program where he developed “Bad Poems”.