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by Zuzana Brejcha


Four women's stories told across four seasons. Three generations of Romany women live in a tenement in eastern Slovakia in a kind of matriarchy. Since the arrival of democracy, all of the men are unemployed, the level of subsistence has fallen to half of what it once was and the children are educated in pure Romany/Gypsy classes without any contact with "white" children.

original title: Romane Apsa
country: Austria
year: 2005
genre: documentary
directed by: Zuzana Brejcha
film run: 130'
screenplay: Markus Fischer
producer: Zuzana Brejcha
production: Fischer Film GmbH
backing: Filmfonds Wien (Vienna Film Fund)