Land of Storms
2014, feature, digital
PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2014.
PREMIER (INTERNATIONAL): 2014. 2. 11.
Szabolcs plays in a German football team, as does a German teenager, Bernard. They are roommates, they are best friends, they are inseparable. But after a lost match the two friends have an ugly argument and Szabolcs decides to leave the team and quit playing football.
He moves to the Puszta (the Hungarian prairie), to a farm inherited from his grandfather. He longs for honest simplicity, far from the confusion of the world.
His unperturbed solitude doesn’t last long, as he meets Áron, an apprentice stonemason from the nearby village. A mutual attraction develops between the two boys and Szabolcs acts on it. While he seems to finally find himself, for Áron this is a hard and painful rebirth.
However one day an unexpected phone call comes from Bernard: he has arrived to Hungary. He wants his friend to come back to Germany with him, and admits he has always loved Szabolcs.
A stormy love triangle develops. Szabolcs is torn, and for some time he is unable to decide between Bernard and Áron. Áron is struggling with his homosexuality, and he is getting closer and closer to the edge: neither his mother nor his friends are capable of accepting his identity, so by the time Szabolcs chooses him – and Bernard leaves Hungary – Áron seems to have lost all anchors.
|Ádám Császi, Iván Szabó||Screenplay|
|Marcell Rév||Director of photography|
|Tamás Kollányi, Júlia Hack||Editor|
|Gábor Balázs, Tamás Beke||Sound|
|Nóra Takács||Visual design|
|Eszter Gyárfás, Viktória Petrányi||Producer|
|Proton Cinema, Cafe Film, I'm Film, Unafilm / DE||Production company|
|Tamás Hutlassa, Judit Csernai, Iván Márk, Titus Kreyenberg||Co-producer|
|András Sütő, Ádám Varga, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Enikő Börcsök||Cast|
|Taipei Film Festival - 2014||Special Jury Prize (ex-aequo) Int'l New Talent Competition|
|Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival - 2014|
|Prague FEBIOFEST - 2014|
|Guadalajara International Film Festival - 2014|
|Vilnius International Film Festival - 2014|
|Sarajevo Film Festival - 2014||(in competition)|
|Helsinki Love & Anarchy International Film Festival - 2014|
|Luxembourg CinÉast - 2014||(in competition)|
|Kiev MOLODIST International Film Festival - 2014||(in competition)|
|Ghent Flanders International Film Festival - 2014|
|Thessaloniki International Film Festival - 2014|
|Seattle International Film Festival - 2014|
|Cluj-Napoca Transilvania - 2015|
|Bergen International Film Festival - 2014|
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