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Land of storms

10 June | 9PM
WYTHE HOTEL | 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
FREE FOR NORTHSIDE PREMIUM & FILM BADGE HOLDERS AND BALASSI INVITEES

Szabolcs, a young man returns home to Hungary after quitting his budding football career in Germany, and begins a romantic and sexual relationship with Áron, an apprentice stonemason from a nearby town. The situation is complicated when Bernard, Szabolcs' former roommate in Germany, arrives to convince him to return to football training.

Ádám Császi was born in Hungary in 1978. He graduated from Budapest’s University of Theatre and Film Arts in 2010 and also has an MA in English. His first feature Land of Storms premiered in Panorama at the Berlinale 2014 and was nominated for the Best First Feature Award and the Teddy Award. It won the Special Jury Prize at the Taipei film Festival 2014, and Audience Award at Tel Aviv GLFF 2014. Land of Storms also sold to 7 regions, including US, UK, France, Germany, and Spain.  His short Seven Days received the Special Prize at the Hungarian Film Week in 2003, and Weak Days won Best Short Film there in 2008. His 2009 short film, Celebration, was screened at the Warsaw Film Festival and at Brest European Short Film Festival in 2010. Császi also has past experience directing commercials, TV documentaries and music videos but since 2012 he has been working solely on his feature film projects.

 

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