One night, after going swimming and drinking too much, they lie on the road and Szabolcs gives a barely-conscious Áron a handjob. He knocks Áron off, knocking him out in the process, and stays with him until he wakes. They convey a touching sense of young men learning to trust themselves and one another during an uneasy personal process. The film is intense and slow, so you really have to be mentally prepared to watch this film, otherwise it is very easy to get uneasy. So he overcompensates in strange ways, such as the elaborate Christmas display outside his townhouse—something a bit strange for a single man. The situation is complicated when Bernard Sebastian Urzendowsky , Szabolcs' former roommate in Germany, arrives to convince him to return to football training. After a final sexual encounter, he mortally stabs Szabolcs in the chest and flees the farmhouse.
Awakening to this new desire yet uncomfortable with the idea, Aron mentions to his invalid mother Mari Eniko Borcsok that Szabi felt him up and he allowed it to happen. Opposing his father's wishes, he moves to his Grandfather's old house in the country, determined to fix it up and keep bees. Though while Szabolcs acts on the impulse, Aron initially hides behind his drunkenness to stay outside the experience. They are a little harder to follow when translated but still easy enough. One night he catches Aron Adam Varga trying to steal his motorbike; rather than turn him in, Szabi has him help fix the tumbledown house. Description Actors : András Sütö, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Ádám Varga Director : Ádám Császi From Gay Essential In the 2014 Hungarian drama directed by Ádám Császi, Land of Storms Viharsarok , two best friends named Szabolcs and Bernard are playing football for the same club in Germany. After suffering a tough loss, Szabolcs decides to return to his native Hungary.
He and Bernard compete for Szabolcs' attention. In brief scene fragments we see his breezy rapport with his teammates — they get tattoos together, watch straight porn, and attempt to contain their pre-match nerves before a crucial faceoff. Even the film's subtle swipe at the paradoxical homophobia in the testosterone fuelled world of sport has been represent in Tomasz Wasilewski's clinical sophomore effort, Floating Skyscrapers 2013. Nothing is said and a similar incident gets repeated again that is enjoyed by both. Co-producers, Judith Csernai, Ivan Mark, Tamas Hutlassa, Titus Kreyenberg. Through this blog, I want to give you genuine, my personal heart-felt review of the films that I see. Hungarian Szabolcs, nicknamed Szabi Andras Suto , is a star player on a German team awash in the usual athletic machismo.
These are my personal thoughts and opinions about the films and I would love to hear your thoughts on these films as well. But instead of returning home to face the disappointment of his father Lajos Otto Horvath , who is his main reason for pursuing a soccer career, Szabolcs takes up residence in the dilapidated prairie farmhouse his grandfather left him. Áron returns home to find his mother near death after he was not there to take care of her. A true story of selfish love for oneself over all others and in its worst form. As far as I know this is one of the very very few gay movie review blogs where reviews are not linked or copy-paste imdb summary. The same book produced the 1976 New Wave Australian film of the same name.
If those character names are even real. I'll go ahead and change the thread title. Principal photography on the film is set to begin in the fall. Unable to deal with the guilt of not being there for her, combined with the animosity of the villagers, he returns to Szabolcs. The scene where Aron confronts his mother if she told the boys about him and Szabi is also very painful to watch. The sensual love-making scenes are so well done. This isn't to say that the film doesn't conform to the usual clichés and heavy-handed symbolism that have dominated this particular genre of cinema in the past.
Áron is clearly confused about how he feels about the encounter. If only that last scene could be removed. Many are only in German or Hungarian. That ending messed with me! Adam Csaszi's confidently directed gay love story boasts exceptional performances and evocative visuals. There are tons of movies that I need to watch and review here. Bernard expresses an interest in a relationship with Szabolcs and tries to convince him to return to Germany to play football. He returns to a dilapidated family home in rural Hungary to farm bees instead.
This isa film which shows that love is beautiful and pure but how easy it is for the society to be very cruel about it and ruin everything for the lovers to such a drastic effect. Eventually Szabolcs chooses to stay in Hungary with Áron, and Bernard returns to Germany. I didn't think he would murder Szabolcs. He chooses a path that punches you in the stomach. Their simple and basic life turns complicated when Bernard shows up from Germany. To download images, click image.
He is a member of the Boston Society of Film Critics and the National Society of Film Critics. Attentive to effects of light and shadow, Csaszi works beautifully with dusk and night shots that retain depth and warmth thanks to the full-bodied color hues offered by film stock. Meanwhile, Helene has moved on to a new boyfriend , who lives in his old house with his twentysomething son Preston , fresh out of rehab and looking for focus in his life. I thought Áron was just going to say they couldn't be together at the end. Császi's idyllic rural ménage à trois could so easily have become a trite and sleazy drama were it not for the visually refined cinematography of the talented Marcell Rév, whose ornate imagery helps accentuate Császi's highly developed eye for framing and composition. The pair are instantly compatible, and it isn't long before their true feelings begin to rise to the surface.