The Band


Film info

  • Country:Slovačka
  • Director:Ladislav Kaboš
  • Year:2018
  • Duration:80'
  • Actors:


This creative, cinematographic story chronicles the birth of the Gypsy Band Lomnické Čháve in difficult social circumstances of a Roma settlement in Eastern Slovakia. Their dream journey to find success is a powerful, inspirational story of hope and desire, full of emotions, electrifying Roma music and kind humor. We tell the tender story of a group of outsiders, who have a great dream: to play their music on a big stage and show the “white gadjos” that they too have talent. They want to make in the society at large, get out of the ghetto village, grime, poverty and begin living life with dignity. We follow their journey in pursuit of this dream, from Kosice 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.  How will they use their once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? 

About the director

Ladislav Kaboš finished his studies at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) in 1980, in the same year he made his debut with the film Children Looking At Us. This film was awarded second prize in Varna in 1981. After his social documentary Starina in 1983, the communist government prohibited him to work on his further project because of the criticism of communist regime. After the Velvet Revolution in 1993 he founded his own company Media Film. Currently, he is working on his documentary film projects and is also shooting films for TVs in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Screening schedule

  • 04.07.2019.

    CineStar Vukovar


Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.

Festival hosts
  • Discovery
  • Grad Vukovar
  • Hrvatski dom Vukovar
Srebrni sponzor
  • Pevec
  • Grad Zagreb
  • Hrvatski audiovizualni centar
  • Vukovarsko-srijemska županija
  • TZ Vukovar
  • Bobi
  • Turistička zajednica Vukovarsko-srijemske zajednice
  • Elatus
  • Iločki podrumi
  • Alatir
  • Vukovarsko pivo
  • PBZ

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