GYPSY TALES: HOW WAS MAN CREATED
Filmhuis Den Haag
When the Lord created the sky, the earth, and the water, he was content. But soon, he began to feel lonely. He brooded for a moment, and then began to knead a bit of clay. He opened the oven and started to bake a man. His skin turned out to be so white, that God thought he should surround him by brothers of more colours.
GYPSY TALES: HOW WAS MAN CREATED by MARIA HORVATH
The film is part of the Gypsy Tales animation series which started in 2013 at the Kecskemetfilm Studio under the direction of Ferenc Mikulas and Maria Horvath. They set up a collaboration with several Roma artists: writer and illustrator Magda Szecsi, painter Terez Orsos, musician Jozsef Olah, and fashion designer Erika Varga. The collaboration allowed artists to represent Romani myths and oral heritage while illustrating tradition with contemporary art through storytelling, fusing drawings and traditional music. The various episodes of Gypsy Tales present loveable and complex Romani heroes and heroines and help to create a positive representation of Romani communities and their traditions.
Length: 7 min
Director: Maria Horvath
Editing: Matyas Kung
Cinematography: Roland Toth-Pocs
Production: Ferenc Mikulas – Kecskemetfilm Ltd.
Screenplay: Maria Horvath
Animation: Athanasios Giouvanoudis, Mirella Benes, Zoltan Szabo, Matyas Kungl