Skip to main content

Gipsy Pentecost 1969 (The Feast of St. Sara)

UK, 1969 (MIFF 1971, Programme G)

Director: Laurence Boulting

Each year in May, Gypsies from all over Europe converge upon an isolated village in the Camargue, France, to hold a festival to their patron saint, Sara. Swamped by over 100,000 people, the town gives itself over to two days and nights of ceaseless festivity. The film is both an objective and impressionistic record of the events, showing both the secular and religious aspects of this unique festival.

See also...

Wild Wings

With many fascinating shots of rare species of wildfowl, this colour film documents the twin duties - observation and protection - of the Wildfowl Trust in Gloucestershire. ... First Prize, Vancouver ... More »

IN THE COMPANY OF MEN

Made by a Black director commissioned by Newsweek, this film was shot in a General Motors plant in the American South during a trial job &ndash: training programme. A hardcore group of unemployed ... More »

Interaction - Painting and Music

A creative analysis of an experiment on the interaction between music and painting. ... More »

The Robber's Dirge

Some elements of an original, modern graphic art form are translated in sophisticated symbols. ... More »

HEAT

Anarhai, in Kirghizia, the burning hot steppeland covered with prickly scrub, is silent and unpeopIed except for a single yurta rising in the even desert, and black dots of tractors, moving back and ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director