Friday, November 3, 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, November 5, 10:10 a.m.
Director: Etienne Comar
Runtime: 117 minutes
Language: French/German/Romani/English with English subtitles
France - 1943 - the German occupation. Every night, guitarist and composer Django Reinhardt delights Parisian audiences with his witty, life-affirming ‘gypsy swing’ music.While many other Romany people find themselves the target of racist persecution and murder in concentration camps, Django believes himself to be safe due to his popularity – until agents of the Nazi propaganda machine demand that he goes on tour to Germany in order to counteract the influence of ‘negro music’ from the USA. Django Reinhardt refuses. A Parisian admirer helps him, his pregnant wife and his mother hide out in a village close to the Swiss border. But when they try to cross Lake Geneva into Switzerland the family is pursued by the Nazis. DJANGO is the portrayal of an unconventional artist and free spirit whose life was as improvisational as his music.
Principal Cast: Reda Kateb, Cecile de France, Beata Palya, Bimbam Merstein, Gabriel Mirete, Vincent Frade, Johnny Montreuil
Writer: Etienne Comar,
Producer: Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier
Cinematographer: Christophe Beaucarne
Editor: Monica Coleman
Music: Warren Ellis