Liberation Day

Liberation Day (doc.)

Wednesday, 1.11. 20h, Sava Centar, Beograd
Wednesday, 1.11. 20h, Cultural center of Novi Sad
Wednesday, 1.11. 20h, KC Kupina Film (Puppet theatre of Nis)

Director: Morten Traavik, Uģis Olte
Country: Latvia, Norway, Slovenia
Year: 2016
Runtime: 100’
Language: English
Cast: Milan Fras, Janez Gabrič, Luka Jamnik, Rok Lopatič, Ivan Novak, Mina Špiler

Production: VFS FILMS, Traavik.Info
Distribution: Five Stars Film Distribution
Website: www.liberationday.film
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International selection

Synopsis
Under the loving but firm guidance of an old fan turned director and cultural diplomat and to the surprise of a whole world, the ex-Yugoslavian cult band Laibach becomes the first foreign rock group ever to perform in the fortress state of North Korea. Confronting strict ideology and cultural differences, the band struggles to get their songs through the needle’s eye of censorship before they can be unleashed on an audience never before exposed to alternative rock’n’roll. Meanwhile, propaganda loudspeakers are being set up at the border between the two Koreas and a countdown to war is announced. The hills are alive…with the sound of music.

Director’s biography
Morten Traavik is a Norwegian director and artist working across a wide spectrum of artistic genres and international borders. Trained as theater director in Russia and Sweden, the notion of the world as a stage and identity as role play is never far away in his works, as well as a characteristically blurred distinction between art, activism and social issues.
Uģis Olte is Latvian director/editor who enjoys staying playful when dealing with serious subjects. Equipped with senses of a musician and a belief that dreams, myths and fairy-tales can be useful tools for telling any contemporary story, he has created numerous original TV formats, music videos, ads and also 3 short fiction films (The Red Spot, KK2678 and King Of The Wild Things). His efforts in documentary genre have resulted in three films – Stuck in Stikine, Double Aliens and Liberation Day.

Festivals and awards:
IDFA Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 2016
Ljubljana Documentary Film Festival, 2017
DocAviv International Film Festival, 2017
Göteborg Film Festival, 2017
Skopje Film Festival, 2017

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