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Interview: Gábor Reisz - Explanation for Everything


Interview: Gábor Reisz – Explanation for Everything

Interview: Gábor Reisz – Explanation for Everything

Winner of the top prize in the Orizzonti section at this year’s Venice Film Festival, Gábor Reisz‘s expansive, multi-viewpoint slow-burn features a deep political and moral divide that stretches well beyond the limits of regular Magyars (Hungarians) dining room table or and sensationalist news headlines. Explanation for Everything is a sharp, observational third feature film for the filmmaker. I got to sit down with Gábor Reisz at the 2023 Marrakech International Film Festival and talked about the DNA of his characters, the idea of having multiple POVs in his blueprint and the idea that a low-budget production perhaps boosted his creativity.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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