|27.02. / Monday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 5|
In an evangelical church in Eastern Slovakia, something extraordinary is happening. A group of Roma gypsies and Slovakians have come together to make music and are recording a CD of ancient Roma songs in new compositions. Bela cannot speak about the loss of his wife and children, but pours out his emotions in moving song. Irena has left her husband Emil and her children behind in their tiny home, happy to have a few days to focus on the songs which have forever been a part of her life. Their Slovakian colleagues have had no experience with the Roma before, who, like in so many other countries, are continually persecuted. They soon warm to their humour and humility, in a stirring film about the unifying, therapeutic power of music.
Marek Šulík was born in 1974, in Slovakia. He is a film editor and director. In 1997 graduated from the Academy of the Music and Dramatic Arts (VŠMU), specialization documentary. In 1999 became one of the founders of the Media 3 Civil Association. In 2005 awarded on the International Filmfestival FEBIOFEST, Prize for young filmmakers.
Jana Kovalcikov was born in 1981. She is a film director, absolvent at AMU Praha, dramatic arts and student of non-fiction film at Music and Dramatic Arts (VŠMU) Bratislava. Filmography: 'Cigarettes and songs' (2011), 'Day in a City' (2010), 'Mama Who Born Me?' (2010).
Cigarety a pesničky
2011, 52', color, video
Marek Šulík, Jana Kovalcikova
Jana Kovalcikova, Marek Šulík
Festivals & Awards:
Vojtěcha Jasného Arts & Film Festival 2011 - Grand Prix
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