Sunday 29 October @ 11.00am | Arc Cinema| $16/13
1993 | CTC | 103 mins| France | D: Tony Gatlif
LATCHO DROM translates as ‘Safe Journey’ and refers to both the travelling path of the Romani people and the journey audiences are taken on beginning in the deserts of North India and ending in Spain. The music and dance of the Roms are portrayed with riveting vitality, and are the primary focus of this vibrant documentary. Passing through Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and France, all of the Romani portrayed are actual members of the community and their stories told through their mesmerising music with little need for dialogue. Arguable one of the most powerful soundtracks in film history and a must see for lovers of music. “An intensely lyrical portrait of Gypsy culture” Stephen Holden, NY Times.