Freedom (Korkoro)

Showings

State Theatre Wed, Aug 1, 2012 9:00 AM
City Opera House Sun, Aug 5, 2012 12:00 PM
Film Info
Section:New Foreign Cinema
.Tickets Still Available.
Release Year:2009
Runtime:111 min
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Premiere Status:Michigan Premiere
Rating:NR
Production Country:France
Original Language:French, German (some dialogue), Romany
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Marc Lavoine
Marie-Josée Croze
James Thiérrée
Mathias Laliberté
Carlo Brandt
Rufus
Director:Tony Gatlif
Produced by:Tony Gatlif
Screenwriter:Tony Gatlif
Cinematography:Julien Hirsch
Editing By:Monique Dartonne
Music By:Delphine Mantoulet

Description

A vibrant celebration of Roma culture set against the backdrop of World War II-era France, “Freedom” follows a close-knit band of Roma gypsies on their annual trek to a Vichy village to help with a wine harvest. The town’s mayor goes to great lengths to protect them from being harassed by the occupying Nazi forces, but it’s only a matter of time before the Nazis mount a campaign to round up the Roma and send them to an internment camp. Director Tony Gatlif (“Indignados”), who has proven himself a masterful chronicler of the Roma experience in past films like “Latcho Drom” and “Exile,” offers a graceful, poetic tribute to the hundreds of thousands of Roma who are often overlooked as victims of the Holocaust. In French, German and Romany with English subtitles.

Additional Information

SPONSORED BY

Fran Merrell (Wed)

Jim & Chris Corgel (Sun)

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