The Band is a fragile story, filled with tragicomic twists, about a group of guys from a poor, Eastern Slovakian Roma Village,
who decided to change their lives.
Up until recently, the talented and organizationally-gifted Stano Čonka, with the aid of a local parson, had been helping others in the village rebuild their huts into real, self-built, brick houses.
Now he’s become the manager of the newly forming group Gypsy Band Lomnické Čháve.
He dedicates all his efforts to getting “his boys” to show everyone their true musical talent. We follow the rising group, Gypsy Band Lomnické Čháve, all the way to their phenomenal success at the prestigious international music festival, Pohoda Trenčín.
34th WARSAW FILM FESTIVAL, Warsaw, main competition, Poland
MINSK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL LISTAPAD, Belarus
ONE WORLD Prague, 2019, competition, Czech Republic, 32th FINALE PLZEN 2019, Czech Republic
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM DOCUMENTAIRE | Bruxelles / MILLENIUM, 2019, official selection, Belgien
DOK-Fest München 2019, official selection, Germany
AROUND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Barcelona, Official Selection, Spain
VALLETTA FILM FESTIVAL, Small Nations Competition, Malta
FESTIVAL MUZIČKOG DOKUMENTARNOG FILMA, Dok’n’Ritam, BEOGRAD, Serbia
VUKOVAR FILM FESTIVAL, official selection, Vukovar, Croatia
COLOURS OF OSTRAVA, international, multi-genre music festival, 17.7. - 20.7.2019, Ostrava, Czech Republic
34th INDEPENDENT FilmFest, Osnabrück, 16-20 October 2019, Germany
THIS HUMAN WORLD, Wien, 28.11.2019 - 10.12.2019, Austria
FIPADOC, Biarritz, 2021, France
Festival du film documentaire & du livre, Albertville, 18.10.2021-24.10.2021, France