fbpixel
Skip to main content

Gyuri

ONE WORLD ROMANIA #13

Gyuri ONE WORLD ROMANIA #13

Maghiară, Romani Română, Engleză

Director: Pál Schiffer
Duration: 1h 43

“Gyuri,” the masterpiece of one the most important documentary filmmakers of the 20th century, Pál Schiffer, follows the strife of a young Romany peasant to find work and adapt to the hustle and bustle of the big city of Budapest. Without the support of his family and as member of a socially discriminated ethnicity, the protagonist finds it very hard to improve his condition and to truly be accepted by those around, despite living in a communist society where things should, at least in theory, be different. Equally inspired by works of Italian neorealism, cinéma vérité and direct cinema, “Gyuri” accomplishes one of the most touching and complex cinematic portraits of a Romany person. The same fears and illusions, the same joys of small victories and disappointments of failures along the way must have been felt by most Romany people in his shoes, all over the world. When society gives you a rigid negative label, based exclusively on the social group you are part of, the chances of changing people’s perception of yourself seems, in this case too, a beautiful and unachievable dream. (by Andrei Rus)

Festivals and awards: 

  • Locarno International Film Festival 1978 - Ernest Artaria Award, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention

we also recommend

03.10.2020
Eu Geniu Cioclea (2020)

Serile Filmului Românesc 2020, ediția a XI-a
Art+Design (curtea interioară) – spațiu cultural hibrid, Iasi

01.10.2020, între orele 14:00 și 24:00
FAUST XX / FAUSTUS XX

Cinemateca Online
Online