Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Slovak-made film Cigán wins awards at Karlovy Vary festival

A movie by Slovak director Martin Šulík named Cigán (Gypsy) tells the story of a young Roma boy who fights with odds, prejudices and negative expectations concerning his life, to the point of murdering his father. Presented at the International Film Festival in the Czech city of Karlovy Vary, it received two awards, one for the director and one for the actor in the main role, young Ján Mižigár, who is not a professional actor, the Sme daily wrote in its July 11 issue.

A movie by Slovak director Martin Šulík named Cigán (Gypsy) tells the story of a young Roma boy who fights with odds, prejudices and negative expectations concerning his life, to the point of murdering his father. Presented at the International Film Festival in the Czech city of Karlovy Vary, it received two awards, one for the director and one for the actor in the main role, young Ján Mižigár, who is not a professional actor, the Sme daily wrote in its July 11 issue.

Slovak movie-maker Vladimír Balko, a member of the main jury at the festival, praised Mižigár, Šulík and the movie alike.

“It is a big success for a Slovak film at an A-rated festival,” Balko told Sme. “Apart from the fact that Cigán lets audiences feel the urgency to solve the grave social issue, we [the jury] had to stress that Martin (Šulík) shot the whole film in Roma language and with amateur actors. One can imagine how much work is behind the result. Mižigár played wonderfully,” Balko continued.

“He was able to pinpoint the inner reactions and feelings with minimum outer expressions in a way that many Slovak professionals could learn from him,” Balko added.

The film will premiere in Slovakia on July 12 in the village of Richnava where it was filmed and then come to other Slovak cinemas on July 14.

Source: Sme

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Poll: Smer followed by SaS, KDH also in parliament

Had the general election taken place in mid-February, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would place second, and the now extra-parliamentary KDH would get nine seats.

Alojz Hlina took over at the helm of KDH

Woman who urinated on the Quran arrested, awaiting trial

Some observers believe the video might lead to increasing security risks for Slovakia.

The accused woman arrives to the court.

It takes nuts to help Kenyans

Slovakia has provided more than €10 million to the Kenyan people since 2005.

Muruku slum in Naorobi

President refuses to sign bill on registration of religions for second time

Although President Andrej Kiska repeatedly refused to ink the amendment to the law on religious freedom and the status of religious communities, it will become valid as of March 1.

President Andrej Kiska, illustrative stock photo