The Curse of the Hedgehog
Through a ciné verité style, the filmmaker goes beyond stereotypes, following an extremely poor Roma family on their winter journeys to survive. Together with the very rich oral tradition of the characters, the remarkable photography introduces a remote world of extreme conditions. „I cared for my donkey more than I do for my own man and kids. But now it‘s dead. If I had a donkey now, I would live like a Member of Parliament,“ concludes Turica, one of the main characters. However, harsh living conditions are in constant contrast to the immense optimism and an undying will to live, literally embodied and constantly practised by the Roma protagonists.
European Panorama 2006
OV with English subtitles
Cinematography Dumitru Budrala
Editing Cristian Melinte, Andrei Gavril
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