Filmography: More Romani-Themed Films

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Filmography: More Romani-Themed Films


Amari Bon onze schoondochter/ Aman Bori-Our Daughter in Law

Netherlands, 1998, Grietje Relier and Paul Ofner. 25 min.

Documentary highlighting important aspects of present-day diasporic experience. The family of young Gusti, a Rom from the Netherlands, travel to Sweden to find a bride for him.

Andejo cuvar/Guardian Angel

Yugoslavia, 1987, Goran Paskaljevic.

Feature film about a Yugoslav journalist who investigates the fate of Chayine, a twelve year old Romani boy who becomes a victim of trafficking to Italy.

Auf der Kippe/ Wasteland

Germany, 1997, Andrei Schwartz. 75 min (TV version 59 min.)

A documentary study of life in and around Dallas, the Gypsy settlement on the edge of the rubbish dump in Cluj, Romania (1995-1997). http://www.german

Contact: Media Luna-Germany; idamartins@compuserve.com

Carpati: 50 Miles, 50 Years

U.S., 1996, Yale Strom. 80 min.

Documentary celebration of the blending of Gypsy and Jewish cultures in the Carpathian Mountains of southwestern Ukraine, as seen through the eyes of Zev Godinger, a Jewish Holocaust survivor who had a special friendship with his Romani neighbors. In Yiddish, English and Russian.with English subtitles. Available from Facets www.facets.org

Ceija Stojka: Portrait einer Romní/ Ceija Stojka: Portrait of a Romni

Austria, 1999, Karin Berger. 87 min.

A documentary about the distinguished Austrian writer, painter and singer (born in 1933). The film reconstructs her biography though referencing her memories to documentary material testifying of the dramatic past of the Romanies in Austria. In Romani and German with English subtitles.

Navigator Film Production, Schottenfeldgasse 14, A-1070, Wien, Austria. Phone +43-1-542-97-77; fax +43-1-542-97-77-20; e-mail: navigator@t0.or.at

Cernobílá v ban/ Black and White in Color

Czech Republic, 1999, Mira Edevicki-Charap. 58 min.

A documentary about the distinguished Romani singer Vera Bflâ (called Ella Fitzgerald of Gypsy music), born in Slovakia in 1954 and living in the Czech Republic today. It follows her around in her daily life, as well as on a tour to Paris with the band Kale. Czech TV-Teleexport. http:// www.czech-tv.cz/ascii/dokument/cernobila/ or Arcimboldo, David Charap, 47F Randolph Ave. London W9 1BQ, UK fax+44 -0207-2890693 el. +44171-4359647

Chacho Rom

Hungary/Germany/France, 2002, Ildiko Szabo.

Feature saga telling the story of Romani protagonists that spans over a hundred years. A Gypsy Hungarian soldier saves the life of a Habsburg prince in 1848. The grateful prince admits the Gypsy boy and his troupe on his land. But they both fall in love with the same girl and they enter an inconsolable opposition, which will govern the lives of generations in a story that reaches to the days of World War Two. The director's earlier films (Bitches, 1995 and Child Murders, 1992) also featured Romani subplots. http://www.chachorom.hu/

Ciganska magija/ Gypsy Magic

Macedonia, 1997, Stole Popov.

Feature film from the director of the Oscar-nominated Romanithemed documentary Doe (1979). Starring a predominantly Romani cast, the film focuses on the present-day life of an extended Romani family in Skopje, Macedonia. Winner at Montréal International Film Festival.

Crna macka, belt macor/Black Cat, White Cat

Yugoslavia/France/Germany, 1998, Emir Kusturica.

A 'magic realist' feature about Romani in today's Yugoslavia from the director of Time of the Gypsies.

Cséplö Gyuri/Gyuri

Hungary, 1978, Pál Schiffer.

Documentary in which Gyuri, a 23 year old Rom living on the outskirts of a small village in Southwest Hungary, tells his own story. Holding to its old customs the Romani community gives its members strength and a sense of togetherness but fails to provide them with a good living and educational opportunities. …

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