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Faith and Branko + director/artist Q&A

82 mins
2020
BBFC 15

A spirited and remarkably intimate portrait of English accordionist Faith Elliott and Roma violinist Branko Ristic, who are a cross-cultural duo in music and in life. The film picks up the story’s beginnings in 2011 when Faith and Branko meet at a school for Gypsy music in Serbia, and charts their relationship from the earliest days - when interactions were carried out via Google Translate - to their wedding and musical career as Faith i Branko. With opposition from Branko’s aunt, a lack of opportunities and significant cultural differences, we see both the depth of their musical chemistry and the sheer joy of their art, and the daily struggle to live in Serbia and the demands it places on a marriage between two very different people.

There will be live music before the film, and afterwards an in-person Q&A with director Catherine Harte and Faith and Branko.


Director:
Catherine Harte