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12 March 2019

Monte-Carlo Main Prize from Kusturica to Bad Poems

Bad Poems by Gábor Reisz won the Best Film Award at the 16th Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival.

Bad Poems by Gábor Reisz won the Best Film Award at the 16th Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival. It was the first time that Hungarian movie got the top honour in Monte-Carlo, the int’l jury was presided by of the world famous director Emir Kusturica.

33-years 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, Tamás 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, which gives us a highly subjective view of Hungary's present.

The 16th edition of the Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival took place from 4 to 9 March in the Principality of Monaco. The prestigious film festival conceived and directed by Ezio Greggio.

Emir Kusturica, the world famous director was the president of the jury. “It’s much harder to do smart and elegant comedies than dramas” - Kusturica said.

Bad Poems was released in Hungarian cinemas last December and its international premiere was hosted by the Tallinn IFF.

Bad Poems will be on show next at Taipei Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival in April. Int’l sales are handled by HNFF World Sales.

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