A Land of Storms selected for the Panorama
by Fabien Lemercier
- World premiere in Berlin for Ádám Császi’s first feature, handled by Hungarian company Proton Cinema and sold by the Germans from M-Appeal
Great start in the world of features for Ádám Császi with A Land of Storms [+see also:
interview: Adam Csaszi
film profile] (Viharsarok), which will have its world premiere in the showcase of the Panorama of the 64th Berlinale (February 6-16, 2014). Noticed with his shorts 7 Days and Weak Days (respectively Prize of the Jury in 2004 and Best Film in 2008 at the Hungarian Film Week), the Hungarian director explores in his first feature the topic of the search for one’s real self which leads to unknown territories. The cast includes Andras Sutö, Ádám Varga, German actor Sebastian Urzendowsky (Pingpong [+see also:
interview: Matthias Luthardt
interview: Sebastian Urzendowsky
film profile], Goodbye First Love [+see also:
interview: Mia Hansen-Love
film profile]), Enikő Börcsök, Ottó Lajos Horváth, Zita Téby and Uwe Lauer.
Written by Ivan Szabo, the screenplay tells story of Szabolcs (Andras Sutö), a Hungarian footballer, and his close friend Bernard (Sebastian Urzendowsky), one of his teammates in Germany. But a lost game forces Szabolcs to reconsider his life, and, as he searches for more simplicity, he returns to Hungary, his native country. He soon meets Áron (Ádám Varga) and a mutual attraction quickly develops, until Szabolcs gets an unexpected call from Bernard who tells him he just arrived in Hungary…
Produced by Viktória Petrányi and Eszter Gyárfás for Proton Cinema (the company behind all of Kornél Mundruczó’s films), A Land of Storms was coproduced by Hungarian companies I’m FILM and Café Film, as well as German outfit Unafilm. Marcell Rév handled cinematography. The feature, which was also backed by the Hungarian National Film Fund, is sold internationally by Berlin-based outfit M-Appeal.
(Translated from French)
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