Movie directed by Emir Kusturica
, telling the story of young Perhan, a gypsy
boy with telekinetic
Despite the presence of supernatural events, the story comes through as realistic, and it is easy to feel sympathy for the character
s. The cinematography and Goran Bregovic
's fantastic music sets the mood: an everchanging mix of emotions, never letting grief completely overshadow joy or relief and continually presenting new facets of Perhan's disastrous journey for his loved ones.
Time of the Gypsies is one of Emir Kusturica
's darker films, never slipping into farce
mode the way Black Cat, White Cat
and, to a lesser degree Underground
Nominated for a Golden Palm
Award at the Cannes Film Festival
for and awarded a Guldbagge
in the category 'Best Foreign Film'.