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Time of the Gypsies

Wednesday, April 16
Presented by Tatiana Filimonova, Mellon Assistant Professor of Russian
UK, Italy, Yugoslavia (1988) Dir. Emir Kusturica. Two-time Palme d’Or winner Emir Kusturica directs the first in history feature-length film about Roma whose dialogue is largely Romani. This coming-of-age portrait follows a Yugoslavian Gypsy whose telekinetic powers become the vehicle for a prosperous career as an outlaw in Milan. The soundtrack by the renowned composer and musician Goran Bregovic features melodious and fiery Balkan Gypsy tunes. Breathtaking beauty mixes with magical realism and scabrous satire. Michael Brooke. Romani, Serbo-Croat, and Italian with English subtitles. 136 mins. VHS.