_UNDERSCORE: Romani Cinema

_UNDERSCORE: Romani Cinema

Romani Filmmakers

The diversity of Romani directors mirrors the diversity of Romani groups in Europe today. The stories they tell show that diversity, the different languages they speak, the varied narratives they employ, all help present the shared history of the past 500 years.

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_UNDERSCORE: Romani Cinema

    In 19th century Romania, Costandin, a policeman of the time and his son travel through the country in search of a fugitive Gypsy slave.

    Direction: Radu Jude

    Script: Radu Jude, Florin Lazarescu

    Production: Ada Solomon, Rossitsa Valkanova, Ovidiu Sandor, Ada Solomon, Jiri Konecny



    True story of Papusza - the first Roma woman who put her poems into writing and published them, and therefore confronted the traditional female image in the gypsy community. The film follows Papusza’s life from birth to old age: arranged marriage as a small girl, her life in a gypsy tabor before,...