Shanghai Gypsy (2012)

★★★★★ Watched 08 Apr, 2020

Mesmerizing, which is a word I did not think I will ever use for a Slovene film. I don’t know what is about Slovene films where most of the time speak a foreign language, but in most cases those films are better and feel more authentic. 
This is a classic story, based on a book, about four generations of gypsies who built their own village in the middle of nowhere. 
It has been beautifully shot and skillfully directed. To a point that invokes memories of Kusturica. I can’t recall if I was ever before so impressed by the art direction, costumes and the authenticity of the era in a Slovene movie. The actors feel believable even though it is clear not all of them are professionals. Really well done.

Source: Letterboxd
Info: IMDb

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