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Papusza

Papusza (Poland)

Directed by:
Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze
Cast:
Jowita Budnik, Antoni Pawlicki, Zbigniew Walerys
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2014
Category:
Synopsis:

The true story of the Roma poet Papusza and Polish poet Jerzy Ficowski, who discovered her great talent. Papusza was the first and only Roma woman who put her poems into writing and even published them. By doing so, she confronted the traditional female’s role in her community and as a result, she and her family were banished. It is a story of a gifted woman who wants to preserve her culture with words and has to pay a painful price for that decision.

Festivals
Karlovy Vary 2013 (competition), Thessaloniki 2013, Valladolid 2013

Awards
Special mention - Karlovy Vary 2013, Open Horizons Award - Salonic/Thessaloniki, Best Actor (Zbigniew Walerys), Best Director, Youth Jury Award - Valladolid 2013
 

 

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