Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

It’s not easy being a gypsy. “It’s easier to say it than to be it,” says one of the main characters in Shame and Respect. It’s not easy being a gypsy and, for a payo (that is to say, for a non-gypsy), it’s also not easy to understand what that implies –prejudice, it’s known, never allows one to see clearly. Shame and Respect is built up on the opposite side of those prejudices. It’s a restrained documentary that stops to observe (never to judge) the everydayness of a gypsy family in suburban Buenos Aires. The Campos open the doors of their home (those that, as they say time and time again, form a clear border between the outside and inside worlds) as well as those of a millennial tradition that is now forced to adapt to the contemporary world. One thing is clear: being a gypsy is, now and forever, being the bearer of a complex universe, of an identity that finds its unity and strength in family, its compass in honor, and its heart in music. So much so that, filled as it is by folk singing, guitars, handclaps and flamenco box drums, Shame and Respect becomes an undercover musical. GS

Section: Panorama
Saturday 18 - 22:40 h
ArteMultiplex Belgrano Room: 1
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Tuesday 21 - 17:30 h
Village Recoleta Room: 10
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Thursday 23 - 14:00 h
El Cultural San Martín Room: 2
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English title: Shame and Respect
Year: 2015
Format: DM
Color: Color
Minutes: 80
Seconds: 0


D, G: Tomás Lipgot  

F: Nicolás Richat  

E: Leandro Tolchinsky  

S: Hernán Severino  

P: Tomás Lipgot, Nicolás Herzog  

PE: Nicolás Herzog  

CP: Duermevela, Rumba Cine  


José “Pirri” Campos, Juan Manuel Campos, Joel Campos


Duermevela. Tomás Lipgot

T +54 9 11 3833 0996  


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Tomás Lipgot Argentina

Born in Neuquén in 1978, he studied at Universidad del Cine and Buenos Aires’ School of Music. He directed eight short films, and the feature-length films Casafuerte (2004), Fortalezas (2010; with Christoph Behl), Ricardo Becher, recta final (Bafici ‘10), Moacir (Bafici ‘11), and El árbol de la muralla (2012).

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