Scene from the film Loli Kali Shuba

Loli Kali Shuba

  • Ukraine
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"Loli Kali Shuba" is a Romani nursery rhyme about the ladybird. Twenty years on Ukrainian filmmaker Aleksandr Balagura returns to the Romani settlement where a twelve-year-old girl once sang this song to him. The children of back then have now grown up. The director depicts a way of life where the locals celebrate All Saints´ Day and Christmas, children and dogs roam the streets and religious ceremonies are complemented by contemporary music, all the while comparing his old black-andwhite footage with the reality of today.


  • Original Title
    Loli Kali Shuba
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Aleksandr Balagura
  • Cinematography
    Ivan Zotikov, Danylo Pritchenko
  • Editing
    Aleksandr Balagura
  • Runtime
    52 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Ukraine
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Inspiration Films
      • St. Majakovskogo, 95 a, ap. 72
      • 02232 Kiev
      • Ukraine
      • tel: +38 044 533 2993
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