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by Tomislav Žaja


The story of Manusha, a nine-year-old Roma girl. When her beloved grandmother dies, Manusha’s parents are too preoccupied with basic survival to notice that strange things are starting to happen. It soon becomes clear to Manusha, however, that her grandmother is haunting the family home. With the help of Zdenko, the undertaker’s son, she tries to appease her grandmother’s restless, angry spirit. In the process, she begins to unravel her family’s tangled history, and discovers her long-lost grandfather – a man she never even knew existed.

international title: The Little Gipsy Witch
original title: The Little Gipsy Witch
country: Croatia, Austria, North Macedonia
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Tomislav Žaja
film run: 96'
screenplay: Irena Krčelić
cast: Selma Ibrahimi, Marin Arman Grbin, Aleksandra Balmazović, Rakan Rushaidat, Sabina Ajrula, Krunoslav Šarić
cinematography by: Mario Delić
film editing: Hrvoje Mršić
art director: Ivica Trpčić
costumes designer: Blanka Budak
music: Vjeran Šalamon, Goran Trajkovski
producer: Boris Dmitrović, Knut Ogris, Zoran Ristevski
production: Formula film, Knut Ogris Films, Geyser Film Production, Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT), Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)
backing: Eurimages
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