An Episode In The Life Of An Iron Picker, film review: Grimly compelling account of a family struggling for survival
(12A) Danis Tanovic, 72 mins Starring: Senada Alimanovicf, Nazif Mujic, Sandra Mujic, Semsa Mujic
Danis Tanovic's heart-rending drama-documentary recreates the plight of an impoverished Roma family.
The mother has a miscarriage but the Bosnian health system denies her the surgery she needs.
The father, who makes his living as a scrap dealer, tries to raise funds to pay for her care and the community rallies around him.
Shot in the dead of winter, the film features real characters re-enacting their own recent experiences.
The director’s bigger points about anti-Roma prejudice and state indifference to suffering are obvious.
The film is also grimly compelling on a dramatic level as an account of a family struggling desperately for survival.
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