CategoryFilms CooperationGenredocumentaryCopyrightMandala Pictures Fog´n´ Desire Films 2012
A documentary featuring the attempt by Gypsy leader Vlado Sendrei and his team to win elections in “white” Slovakia.
What are the chances that Roma activist Vlado Sendrei and his election team can succeed in a society of “whites”? Despite expert help from an American foundation, one experiences an unbelievably lively campaign, tragicomical moments, and a glimpse into Roma ghettoes at the edge of society. Vlado’s wife Jana openly claims her husband’s activities are harmful to his family and Roma values, increasing tensions between them. The Big Day – election day – turns original emotions on their head. The new film by Jaro Vojtek renders a world of deception, and it’s only the Gypsy fortune-teller who tells the truth!
Director: Jaroslav Vojtek Written by: Jaroslav Vojtek, Tomáš Kaminský Dramaturgy: Marek Leščák Producer: Tomáš Kaminský, Mandala Pictures, Slovensko Co-Producers: Michal, Kollár, Viktor Tauš, Fog´n´ Desire Films, Česká republika Directors of photography: Jaroslav Vojtek, Noro Hudec, Janko Meliš, Tomáš Stanek Edited by: Terézia Mikulášová, Peter Harum Production: Tomáš Kaminský, Michal Hollán
Special Mention on Silver Eye 2012 winners. While appreciating the dynamics of the, film the jury highlighted the high quality editing, full dose of humor and the undoubtedly positive message of the film.