program

FILME

How Far the Stars

Cât mai e până la stele

67 films in 10 categories
Katalin Bársony
Hungary, USA
68'


2019
Photo Film

V.O.

Hungarian, English

subtitles

Romanian, English

Original Title

Tickets

Csillagfény távolság

CATEGORY

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR

synopsis

József Balázs, a gentle and melancholy teddy bear of a man, is a young father drowning in debt and unfulfilled dreams. In a Budapest increasingly isolated from the rest of the world, he sits down at his upright piano, which is perpetually under the threat of repossession, to compose in a musical style that combines traditional Roma folklore with contemporary jazz — a hybrid genre whose tradition goes back to the days of Django Reinhardt. When Tim Ries, a successful American jazz saxophone player who sometimes tours with the Rolling Stones, comes to record and play with József’s newly formed group, the East Gipsy Band, the skies seem to open up. József begins to hope to play in America and to get a contract with a major record label, but dreams are always smoother than reality. Without class or race resentments, this discreet documentary made by the Hungarian director of Roma origin Katalin Bársony explores a universal theme: the condition of the artist in today’s harried world. (by Mona Nicoară)

awards and festivals

Sarajevo Film Festival 2019

POSTER

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Monitoring partner: mediaTRUST
The festival was created in 2008 by the: Czech Center Bucharest

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