Films By Tony Gatlif

Exiles (Exils) France ... Winner of the Best Director prize at Cannes, Exiles is MIFF regular Tony Gatlif's (Swing, MIFF 2002) latest intoxicating, music fuelled, and most personal cinematic delight. ... 'Exiles is a terrific journey of self-discovery, a return to roots and a venture into the soul. This magnificent film is highlighted by a sensuous lead performance from Lubna Azabal and is propell... Read more
Festival favourite Tony Gatlif (Vengo, MIFF 2001, Gadjo Dilo, MIFF 1998) returns with a meditative sunny and thoroughly enthralling new film. Enjoying an idyllic summer vacation in the Alsace countryside with his grandmother, 10-year-old Max becomes enchanted by the virtuoso Gypsy jazz guitar playing of local legend Miraldo. Max trades his walkman for a guitar that a scamming tomboy called Swing a... Read more
The final instalment in Tony Gatlif's gypsy trilogy, The Crazy Stranger follows 1993's critical and box office winner Latchmo Drom and Mondo (1995). St├ęphane is a handsome young Parisian musicologist travelling through a remote region of Romania in search of a legendary singer he hopes to record. In the language of the gypsies 'Gadjo Dilo' approximates'crazy outsider', and this is just the status ... Read more
Les Princes is an exceptional first feature by someone who never expected to be allowed to make a film. "I must thank the French system which makes an allocation of money on the basis of the script and you don't have to show up until much later, when, even if they don't like you, it's too late!" Although the consciences of the committee had been pricked by the idea of making a film about gypsies, ... Read more
"A cry, a chant, a hymn to life, to love, to mourning and the price of blood," is how Tony Gatlif describes his latest feature, a beautifully brooding tale of a monumental feud between two warring clans Caco, the handsome and charismatic leader of his clan, tries desperately to dull the pam of his daughter's death with wild parties and heavy drinking. ... His brother Mario has been in hiding ever ... Read more
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