GYPSY TALES: THE STORY OF THE SUN AND THE MOON
Filmhuis Den Haag
Through beautiful visual storytelling and narration, an old Roma story is told in which the colour of our skin is determined, yet it is not determinant in how we remain friends with one another
GYPSY TALES: THE STORY OF THE SUN AND THE MOON by ESZTER SZOBOSZLAY
SynopsisOnce upon a time, an enormous dragon and a terribly cruel giant stole the sun and the moon. Darkness fell over the world. Fortunately, two brave and strong men set out to find the light and bring it back. 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 create a positive representation of Romani communities and their traditions.
Friday 22.4. / 13:15h / ZAAL 2
Special Guest: Filmmakers Kristina Daurova, Eliane Esther Bots, Alma Imamovic
Length: 7 min
Director: ESZTER SZOBOSZLAY
Editing: Matyas Kungl
Cinematography: Roland Toth-Pocs
Music: Jozsef Olah
Production: Ferenc Mikulas – Kecskemetfilm Ltd.
Animation: Szucs Emese, Uzsak Andras, Athanasios Giouvanoudis, Mirella Benes, Sulyok Bence, G. Szabo Zoltan