Gypsy

  • Directed by Martin Sulík
  • Czech Republic/Slovakia, 2011, 100 mins., Romany/Slovak

When his father is killed and his loan-shark uncle becomes head of the family, a Roma boy is caught between two worlds—he navigates poverty and prejudice as he struggles to support his family, while resisting his uncle’s criminal activities and embittered attitudes toward non-Roma. Shot on location, evocative hillside landscapes and touches of magic realism balance this astutely realist drama. “Hamlet…freshly reimagined.”—Time Out London. “Captures a specific way of life without placing it behind glass… You might call it an old story with higher stakes.”—Village Voice.

Appears in: New Czech Cinema

Genres: Drama