16th FilmFestival Cottbus

Festival of East European Cinema
13.11.2006 to 19.11.2006

The Ecumenical Jury Cottbus 2006, with INTERFILM president Hans Hodel (left) and festival director Roland Rust (3rd from left)


The Indian and the Nurse
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The sophisticated storytelling by scriptwriter Jan Stehlik combines the world of Romany and Czechs, the latter playing prairie Indians in their sparetime without understanding for an alien culture. The love story between Franta, a Czech, and Marie, a Romany, unfolds in this setting. Convincingly director Dan Wlodarczyk shows the tensions and conflicts between and especially within the different ethnic groups leading us to the conclusion, that living together sometimes expects too much. Instead, living side by side without violence is not little. By this realistic approach the film aims at a perspective for a common future.