July 14, 2013

Czech Republic | 2011 | 100 Minutes | Martin Šulík

The official Slovak entry for the Academy Awards, this poignant humanist drama follows a young boy who must learn how to overcome the racial, cultural, and social prejudices that impact himself and his Roma community.

Set in impoverished Roma settlement, and using the structure of Shakespeare's Hamlet, the film captures a specific way of life without placing it behind glass. "A keen sensitivity to its moral difficulties and enlivening details sets Gypsy urgently apart." - Michelle Orange, Village Voice

Director: Martin Šulík
Principal Cast: Miroslav Gulyas, Atilla Mokos, Miroslava Jarábeková, Ivan Mirga, Martin Hangurbadžo
Country: Czech Republic, Slovak Republic
Year: 2011
Running Time: 100 Minutes
Language: Czech
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