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Land of Storms


by Ádám Császi

Hungary/Germany 2014, 105 min

The search for our true selves takes us to unknown territories – far away from everything we ever believed in

Szabolcs plays in a German football team, as does Bernard. They are roommates, best friends, inseparable. A lost match and an ugly argument make Szabolcs reconsider his life, and he returns to Hungary with hopes of a simpler life. His solitude does not last long, however, and soon after his arrival he meets Áron. A mutual attraction develops between the two boys when Szabolcs receives an unexpected phone call from Bernard: he has arrived in Hungary...


Audience Award - Tel Aviv LGBT IFF 2014
Special Jury Prize - Taipei FF 2014


World Premiere: Berlinale Panorama 2014
Latin American Premiere: Guadalajara IFF 2014
North American Premiere: Seattle IFF 2014
Asian Premiere: Taipei FF 2014
Balkan Premiere: Sarajevo IFF 2014
Tbilisi IFF 2017
Art Film Fest 2018
Slovak Queer FF 2018
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia 2024

Cast & Crew

András Sütő, Ádám Varga, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Enikő Börcsök, Ottó Lajos Horváth

Production: Proton Cinema, I‘m FILM, Café Film, Unafilm

Ádám Császi

Ádám Császi was born in Hungary in 1978. He graduated from the Hungarian Film Academy in 2010 and also holds an MA in English. His first short films Seven Days (1 hét) and Weak Days (Gyengébb napok) won awards at the Hungarian Film Week, including Best Short Film and Critics Prize for Best Short Film, and the latter was screened by FIPA in 2008. His short film Celebration (Ünnep) was screened at the Warsaw Film Festival and at the Brest Short Film Festival in 2010. The screenplay of Land of Storms was selected to participate in the Midpoint program of the Central European Script Center in 2010. Adam has also been working on commercials and music videos. Before starting directing in 2004, he wrote and published poetry and exhibited paintings.