Glória Halász
Hungary, 2019


Original version with English subtitles


The documentary ALLA ZINGARA tells the story of music’s groundbreaking and uplifting power, which is embodied through the history of the world-famous, unique 100-Member Budapest Romani Symphony Orchestra and its extraordinary musicians. In the film, we have the chance to follow some musicians from the Budapest Romani Symphony Orchestra, get to know their life in detail, and come to understand the meaning of music in their life as heritage, which has always helped to overcome difficulties from generation to generation. While introducing the everyday life of the musicians, the documentary gives insight into the orchestra’s months-long effort to prepare for their next concert in Moscow, which was highlighted as a place in which they had much success several years ago.


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Glória Halász was born in 1985, in Budapest. After completing the Film and Media Studies program at the Eötvös Loránd University, she created five full-length documentaries, many of which have been featured in several professional film festivals, received prizes including the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary at the UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) in the US or have been internationally distributed.




Director: Glória Halász
Cinematography: Péter Virág
Sound: Péter Balogh
Editing: Anna Vághy
Music: Dávid Hegyi
Cast: Jenő Horvát, Mária Flórika Kencsán Horvátné, Leonardó Bujka, Alíz Bujka, János Bujka, Nándor Beke Farkas, Mária Pozsár, Imre Szénási, Imréné Szénási
Production: Gábor Osváth, Filmfabriq


FRIDAY, 18:00, followed by a Q&A with the director