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Available for rent

97'

France, 1993

Production : KG productions

Programmed by Éva Tourrent

Spanish, Arab, Hungarian, Slovak, Turkish, Romani, French

French, English, Italian



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Synopsis


This masterpiece retraces the long musical and historical route of the Romani people from their origins in North-West India as they journey through Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and France. We witness the osmosis between song, dance, music and landscape in the Romani people’s universality from which springs emotion, the thirst for freedom, ancestral beliefs and the intense, eternal wanderlust fuelled by the constant refusal – implicit or explicit – to recognise them.

Tënk's opinion


The music is a celebration – and also a culture. In this film that soon became a classic, director Tony Gatlif dramatises an imagined and poetic journey, merging the Roma’s past and present. With no dialogue, using only reconstituted scenes of music and dance from Rajasthan to Spain, he blurs the boundaries between documentary and fiction. "Latcho Drom" is a manifesto that, in the early 1990s, confirmed in CinemaScope format that the Roma are not only indisputable artists but above all, a people. A film that sings with gravity and levity of their freedom, their courage that enabled gypsy guitars to play on the steps of the Cannes Film Festival. Almost three decades later, this colourful saga still transports viewers, inspiring an irresistible desire to dance, to love others and to love cinema.

 

 

 

Éva Tourrent
Tënk artistic director

 

 

 

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