The FNAC Public Prize goes to When The Road Bends
23 Oct 2006
The documentary When The Road Bends by Jasmine Dellal has won the FNAC Public Prize at the 33rd Flanders International Film Festival. The film scored 4,65 on a scale of 5 and takes home a distribution premium of 5.000 euros, intended to promote the release of the winning film.
Five Gypsy bands from four countries unite for the Gypsy Caravan as they take their music around North America for a six-week tour, astounding every audience they meet. Their musical styles range from flamenco to brass band, Romanian violin to Indian folk. And with fire in their bellies and soul in their voices, they celebrate the best in Gypsy culture and the diversity of the Romani people in an explosion of song and dance. As the film follows the amazing performances and behind-the-scenes action from the tour, we discover the real lives of these musicians. We travel to their homes, meet their families and see what music brings to their lives. The tales of these characters are woven between their performances - we get to know them and their bands intimately, allowing us to understand their music and to celebrate Romani history and culture. When the Road Bends is a celebration that will leave your toes tapping, your heart pumping and your soul uplifted by a glorious journey that is the Gypsy Caravan. The audience top 10: 1.When The Road Bends (4,65) 2.Salvador (4,61) 3.Black Book (4,60) 4.Je vais bien ne t'en fais pas (4,54) 5.Azur & Asmar (4,51) 6.Water (4,50) 7.Little Miss Sunshine (4,49) 8.Ahlaam (4,45) 9.Knowledge Is The Beginning (4,43) 10.Pettson & Findus 3: Pettson's Belofte (4,39)