MŮJ PŘÍTEL FABIÁN MY FRIEND THE GYPSY

MY FRIEND THE GYPSY is a perfect demonstration of how to serve up post-war distraction and socio-realistic role model posturing at the same time. The film tackles the exemplary integration of the “gypsy” into industrious, solidary and – henceforth – communist Czechoslovakian society. Communist-Jewish remigrant Jiři Weiss’s (re-)education project, characterised by the stage, performance and studiousness, makes for a splendid visual aid when it comes to revealing the “construction of the other” – in this case of the “Stalinist gypsy proletarian”.
Trailer
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Czechoslovakia 1953
99 min, 35 mm, colour


Czech
OV with English Subs

Director

Jiří Weiss

Screenplay

Ludvík Aškenazy
Jiří Weiss

Cast

Otto Lackovič
Dušan Klein
Ladislav Chudík
Otomar Krejča
Věra Bublíková
Bohuš Záhorský

Production

Studio Uměleckého Filmu
Czechoslovakia

Sales

National Film Archive

Cinematographer

Ferdinand Pečenka

Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound

Milan R. Novotný
Emil Poledník
František Šindelář

Music

Jiří Srnka
Vorstellungen:
Friday, 04/12/2019, 6:00pm
Murnau-Filmtheater