When young Czech refugee Tasha (rising star Chloe Sirene), comes into the life of working-class British housewife Helen (TV star Pauline McLynn) they are instantly drawn to one another—finding connection and unexpected passion. While Helen endures her bigoted husband Paul (legendary British actor Paul McGann) and wild teenage daughter Kelly (bad-ass Tamzin Dunstone) Tasha and her mother (the amazing Rula Lenska) await their British passports and deal with the pervasive immigrant-bashing that surrounds them (“Gypo” is a racist British epithet for Gypsy/Roma-Sinti people and refugees).
The film’s entire cast give tremendous performances as the story unfolds from three perspectives, ala Kurosawa’s classic, Rashomon
. With a distinctive, atmospheric aesthetic and filmed in Lars von Trier’s Dogme95 style (hand-held camera, location shooting, no special lighting, etc.), Gypo
is the first certified lesbian themed Dogme film.