Land of Storms

2014, feature, digital

First feature

co-produced with: Germany


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 Director
Ádám Császi, Iván Szabó Screenplay
Marcell Rév Director of photography
Tamás Kollányi, Júlia Hack Editor
Csaba Kalotás Music
Gábor Balázs, Tamás Beke Sound
Nóra Takács Visual design
Klára Kalicz Costumes
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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