Gipsy Queen (US Premiere)
by Hüseyin Tabak
2020, drama, 117 minutes
The inspiring boxing story of the Roma single mother Ali follows her challenges both in Romania and in Germany. With the heart of a lioness, Ali is proud, doesn‘t complain, and works herself to the bone for her two children, Esmeralda and Mateo. She becomes a cleaner in Hamburg‘s famous „Ritze“ underground club, where she soon starts training with the owner of the club, former boxer. Recalling training with her father, she regains confidence in her boxing skills. Fully equipped and disappointed by life, Ali vents her fury on the punching bag as she hopes for a chance of a better life. Alina Serban received the Best Leading Actress Award for her role as Ali, and Tobias Moretti received the Best Supporting Actor for his role as Tanne from the German Screen Actors organization. Gipsy Queen won the Best Film Award at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival where Alina Serban also won the Best Actress Award.
On Nov. 21 at 11am PST there will be a live Q&A with the director and actress Alina Serban. This talk will be LIVE on this page at that time, and will be automatically recorded and added to the end of the film playlist for later viewing.