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Usti Opre

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Ku-Ling Siegel

Synopsis

Usti Opre travels across Central and Eastern Europe showing the inventiveness and stylistic range of Roma musical traditions. With shifting rhythms, Usti Opre travels from Budapest to Serbia. From city to village, concert hall to café – the film challenges our ideas about 'gypsy' culture and rewards us with a rich and engaging musical panorama. Along with 11 accompanists, three musicians form the spiritual and musical core of the film. It is through their musical ideas and cultural backgrounds that the structural cloth of Usti Opre is woven together. Conversations between musicians and amongst friends appear in counterpoint to the music. The intimacy that surrounds what we are hearing broadens our understanding of music and artist.

Details

Year
2008
Type of film
Features
Running Time
76 mins
Format
Super 16mm, MiniDV
Director
Allan Siegel
Producer
Olaf Jacobs, Mark Lavender
Co-Producer
Olaf Jacobs, Mark Lavender
Editor
Klara Major, Allan Siegel
Director of Photography
Sás Támas
Sound
Janos Mazura
Music
Ferenc Snétberger, Balogh Kálmán, Boban Markovic

Production Company

RS Productions
191 Trewhitt Road
Heaton
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE6 5DY
UK

T +44 (0)771 0064 632

info@rsproductions.co.uk
http://www.rsproductions.co.uk