Land of Storms 8/10
You know what they say, first love can be deadly. Especially if it’s accompanied with confusion and retarded social norms!
Land of Storms follows the story of Szabolcs, who quits football against his father’s will and returns to his country in Hungary to take charge of an inheritance from his grandfather. There, he meets Aron and they both explore their identities.
Despite the overall romantic atmosphere that dominated most of the second and third act, Land of Storm’s story is anything but romantic and happy. It is a story filled with betrayal and deadly consequences. You see this film’s forte lies deep within its multilayered narrative that managed to explore multiple themes at once such as sexuality, hatred and ironically love!!
Moreover, just as its narrative, Land of Storms has some really complicated and interesting characters to witness. Both protagonists were written with extreme attention and their character development was on point!!
András Sütö and Ádám Varga did a really remarkable job in portraying these characters and bringing them to life. They both managed to bring some affection and altruism (to an extent) to their deeply confused and lost characters.
In general, Land of Storms is a heavy symbolic film that deserves to be seen and talked about!! I highly recommend it!