'Gypsy' (Cigán) (2011) and 'Made in Ash' (Až do města Aš) (2012)
Saturday, May 11, 2013
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater
The Closer Look: Recent Czech Cinema
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Online: $10. General: $9. Non-UCLA students*, seniors, UCLA Alumni Association members (ID required): $8. UCLA students (ID required): free.
'Gypsy' (Cigán) (2011) Directed by Martin Šulík.
When his father is killed and his loan-shark uncle becomes head of the family, a Roma boy is caught between two worlds—he navigates poverty and prejudice as he struggles to support his family, while resisting his uncle's criminal activities and embittered attitudes toward non-Roma. Shot on location, evocative hillside landscapes and touches of magic realism balance this astutely realist drama. In Film Praha.
Producer: Rudolf Biermann. Screenwriters: Marek Lesčák, Martin Šulík. Cinematographer: Martin Šec. Editor: Jiří Brožek. Cast: Janko Mižigár, Miroslav Gulyas, Martina Kotlarova, Attila Mokos, Martin Hangurbadžo.
35mm, color, in Roma and Slovak with English subtitles, 100 min.
Followed by: 'Made in Ash' (Až do města Aš) (2012) Directed by Iveta Grófová.
A naive teenage girl heads west from Slovakia to the Czech-German border, dreaming of a better life, but succumbing to exploitation as hard times and discrimination narrow her options and dispel her illusions. Non-professional actors and handheld camera punctuated with interludes of animation contribute to a gritty but lyrical portrayal of border town realities. Protos Productions.
Producer: Barbara Kipsová. Screenwriters: Marek Lesčák, Iveta Grófová. Cinematographer: Viera Bačíková. Editor: Maroš Šlapeta. Cast: Dorotka Bílá, Silvia Halušicová, Robin Horký, Jarka Bucincova, Maria Billa.
HDCam; color; in Czech, Slovak, and German with English subtitles; 84 min.