MUSEUM OF THE REVOLUTION to have World Premiere at IDFA 2021
Three Lightdox titles in the official program of the festival
We are proud to present the latest addition to our catalogue – Srđan Keča’s stunning feature documentary Museum of the Revolution, which will have its World Premiere at The International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, in the Luminous strand. The Premiere is scheduled for Tuesday, 23 November, 20:30, at Munt 3.
The film is set in Belgrade, where, in 1961, there were plans to build a grand museum as a tribute to Socialist Yugoslavia. Meant to “safeguard the truth” about the Yugoslav people, the plan never got beyond the construction of the basement. The derelict building now tells a very different story from the one envisioned by its initiators 60 years ago. In the damp, pitch-dark space live the outcasts of a society reshaped by capitalism. Museum of the Revolution follows a girl who earns cash by cleaning car windows with her mother. The girl has a close friendship with an old woman who also lives in the basement. Against the background of a transforming city, the three women find refuge in each other.
Screening in the Best of Fests section, we have award-winners and festival-circuit favorites Little Palestine, Diary of a Siege by Abdallah Al-Khatib – a harrowing look at the siege imposed on the Palestinian camp Yarmouk in Syria and Looking for Horses by Stefan Pavlović, a tender and touching story of connection and soulful friendship.
It is so exciting to be able to attend IDFA 2021 in person. We are eagerly looking forward to be there, meet and celebrate documentary cinema together.
We are especially grateful that the World Premiere of Srđan Keča’s stirring documentary Museum of the Revolution will happen on the big screen where it deserves to be.