Bora, a Roma from the surrounding area of Sombor (Vojvodina), is a goose feather trader and is married to an older Roma woman. He falls in love with young Tisa whom her stepfather Mirta, also a feather trader, offered in marriage to a young Roma.
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The film covers objective freedom of Romani people in a very honest and transparent manner. Filled with metaphors and elipsis, displays brutal lives these people are living on a brink of communistic society, but seemingly without a pressure of everyday boundaries rest of the people are acquainted to. A master-piece.
Oeuvre tonitruante qui marque le retour de la cinématographie yougoslave sur la scène internationale et pointe un réalisateur étonnant de fougue et de maîtrise, hélas peu prolifique, malgré quelques courts métrages et documentaires remarquables... www.cinefiches.com
This is a precious film. It's extremely light like Bora's feathers floating in the air, funny and melancholic. I really liked the camera work and the color choice and how they didn't really stand out but were very harmonious with the plot, acting and, of course, the beautiful singing performances.