Hungarian filmmaker Gábor Reisz graduated from studies in film history and theory from Eötvös Loránd University in 2006 and in film directing from the University of Theatre and Film Arts in 2013. His debut feature, For Some Inexplicable Reason (2014), had its premiere at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, became a cult hit in Hungary, and met with success at the box office and on the festival circuit. In 2015, Reisz was invited to the Festival de Cannes Residence, where he developed his second feature, Bad Poems (2018). The film went on to win sixteen awards, including Best Hungarian Film. His third film, Explanation for Everything, was selected at the 2023 Venice International Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prize of the Orizzonti section.