V. ROMANI FILM FEST
In 2009 the first independent Gypsy Film Festival was organised in Budapest, Hungary. Since then approximately 40 films on the Romani topic have been presented at Örökmozgó Cinema annually. Following the tradition of the first four festivals this year’s jubilee V Romani Film Fest is awaiting you with several exciting films, roundtable discussions and concerts as well as the exhibition of József Ferkovics’s paintings and graphics on the Holocaust.
Our primary aim has not changed, that is to present the Hungarian and the European gipsy culture so that the audience get a realistic picture of the gipsies in Hungary and EU. The films reflect on important and current problems of the Hungarian society and give an insight to the life, culture, habits and traditions of the Romani people. We have always selected the program keeping genre diversity in mind. This year’s program has been primarily compiled in the spirit of the Holocaust Memorial Year.
15 May 2014, 18:00
Flashmob: Szilvási Gipsy Band, Romengi Voja, Rajkó Band
Exhibition: József Ferkovics’s paintings and graphics on the Holocaust
The exhibition will be opened by Ágnes Daróczi.
Performers: Petra Geszti singer, Andrea György violinist, Zoltán Dévényi guitarist
Károly Bari’s poem will be performed by Nikolett Kovács.
Opening Speech by Edit Kőszegi Balázs Béla Award-winning filmmaker
With the support of the Embassy of Poland and the Polish Institute in Budapest we proudly
present the opening film of the festival: Papusza.
black-and-white, polish biographical drama, 131 minutes, 2013
Dir: Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze
The rise and fall of the most distinguished Polish-Gypsy poetess Bronislawa Wajs, widely
known as Papusza, and her relationship with her discoverer, writer Jerzy Ficowski.
The screening will be in the Romani language with English subtitles and Hungarian
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