BRATISLAVA: Ladislav Kaboš´s documentary The Band / Kapela will screen at the 5th Slovak Film Week, the showcase of domestic production organised by the Slovak Film and Television Academy in Bratislava from 6 to 12 April 2019. This is a follow-up to the popular documentary All My Children / Všetky moje deti by Ladislav Kaboš, which was released at the 13th Cinematik IFF in 2018.
The Band / Kapela tells the story of the birth and journey of the Gypsy Band Lomnické Čháve, whose members come from a Roma settlement in Eastern Slovakia. They want to succeed in the society, get out of the village ghetto and start living life with dignity. Kaboš follows their journey from Košice to Bratislava, all the way to a prestigious international music festival, where they will have the chance to put their musical abilities on full display.
„The idea behind the project was inspired by the audience of All My Children. I attended 27 screenings with the film. In one cinema, the viewers organised a crowd for the band that performed in the film, to buy harmonica and bass. It occurred to me that it would be very interesting to follow the fate of the band with the instruments that the Roma musicians received as a gift,“ director Ladislav Kaboš said.
This creative documentary produced by Media film had its international premiere at the 34th IFF Warsaw, then took part in the competition of the One World Festival 2019 and it is currently in the competition of the 32nd edition of the Finále Plzeň Film Festival, running from 11 to 16 April 2019.The Band / Kapela was coproduced by RTVS, Kabos Film & Media, the Czech Television and it was supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic and the Slovak Audiovisual Fund.
Coproducers:RTVS (Slovakia)Kabos Film & MediaCzech Television (Czech Republic)
Credits:Director: Ladislav KabošScriptwriters: Svatava Maria Kabošová, Ladislav KabošDoP: Ivo MikoEditor: Michael KondrlaMusic: Gypsy Band Lomnické ČháveSound: Martin Králik, Jaroslav FryšCast: Stanislav Čonka, Milan Polhoš, Gustav Gábor, Nikolas Polhoš, Roman Polhoš, Roman Gábor, Ladislav Lacko