Underground movie | LATCHO DROM

Elke maand draait Amerikaan Jeffrey Babcock bijzondere films in Club Up. Films die al lang uit de roulatie zijn, maar die je volgens hem gezien móét hebben. Voor aanvang van de film verteld Jeffrey over de achtergrond van de film en de makers.



Directed byTony Gatlif
103 minutes
In various languages with English subtitles

Tony Gatlif's amazing visual and aural masterpiece takes you on a journey westward, from North-West India to Spain, with stops along the way, to reveal the nomadic nature of Gypsy culture through its music. This journey takes placeover a year's time, lingering with each season. A slight narrative weaves the film together, but at heart its real story is told through the astounding music, the poetic lyrics and amazing dances that are documented. Full of haunting images and music, this is a film that will open up both your mind and heart. It maps, along the way, both the joy and sorrow (and persecution) of theRoma Gypsy existence.

Both simple, and incredibly moving, this film features one of the best soundtracksever made for cinema. All without a big budget... in fact it was made with verylittle money, shot while traveling on the road with real Gypsies. Both sensualand melancholy, but above all magical. This is the kind of film that brings usback to real life.

We are in the dead of winter, so let's go on an illuminating cinematic journeyacross Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, France and Spain in this visually andmusically stunning film. This is another very rare screening of a film with anincredible reputation that has become a cult favorite.

Jeffrey streek in de jaren tachtig in Amsterdam neer en noemt zichzelf cultureel activist. In Amerika studeerde hij film en hier zette hij, uit onvrede met het filmaanbod dat steeds meer in de greep van de commercie kwam, een eigen, alternatief filmcircuit op. Al meer dan tien jaar programmeert hij in kraakpanden, boekwinkels en kleine zalen (underground)soms vijf keer per week films die we anders nooit zien.

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