Loli Kali Shuba

Loli Kali Shuba

2013 / Ukraine / 52min

"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
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Ivan Zotikov, Danylo Pritchenko
  • Editing
    Aleksandr Balagura
  • Music
  • Sound
  • Duration
    52 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Ukraine
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
  • Subtitles
  • Production
    Inspiration Films
    St. Majakovskogo, 95 a, ap. 72
    02232 Kiev
    tel: +38 044 533 2993
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
  • Awards


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