Directed by: Emil Loteanu
Based on the writings of Soviet author Maxim Gorky, Emil Lotheanu brings the rolling hills of Moldova
to life with swirling colour, drama, horse tricks, and song in his telling of the ill-fated love affair between
two beautiful young Roma.
Zobara (Grigore Grigoriu) a wild and handsome horse thief falls helplessly under the spell of the
irrepressible Rada (Svetlana Toma). Powerless to alter their destiny, the young lovers embark on a
courtship, inching ever closer to death with each fervid meeting.
A seminal work in its depiction of Romany people on screen, Loteanu's visually sumptuous masterpiece
is breathtaking in its scale and sheer romance.