PAPUSZA

By Joanna KOS-KRAUZE, Krzysztof KRAUZE

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Epic - Completed 2013

True story of Papusza - the first Roma woman who put her poems into writing and published them, and therefore confronted the traditional female image in the gypsy community.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Epic, Historical, Drama
    • Countries
    • POLAND
    • Languages
    • POLISH
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 131 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Joanna KOS-KRAUZE, Krzysztof KRAUZE
    • Producer(s)
    • Lambros ZIOTAS (Argomedia)
    • Synopsis
    • True story of Papusza - the first Roma woman who put her poems into writing and published them, and therefore confronted the traditional female image in the gypsy community.
      The film follows Papusza’s life from birth to old age: arranged marriage as a small girl, her life in a gypsy tabor before, during and after second world war, then forced settlement in communist Poland and urban life in poverty. Her meeting with the Polish poet Jerzy Ficowski, who discovered her great talent for poetry and published her works led to a tragic paradox: a famous poet was living in poverty, rejected by the Roma community, for betraying their secrets.
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