173 You Live and Burn (OT: Elää ja palaa)

You Live and Burn (OT: Elää ja palaa) (173)

14:00, Friday 03rd July, Theatre A

  • Director: Iiris Härmä (FIN)
  • Year: 2007
  • Run time: 69'
  • Format: HD video, PAL

“You Live and Burn” is a gritty and powerful documentary film about two Roma siblings on the verge of adulthood. The film is a story about the search one’s identity and about finding one’s path in life.

For the main characters of the film, Mirella and Bejamin, Romani culture represents shackles that prevent them from getting on with their lives. These two young people question the rules and regulations that the mother of the family still swears by.

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