Ciné-Guerrillas: Scenes from the Labudović Reels

What do the Algerian war of liberation and Yugoslavia have in common? Stevan Labudović. In 1959, Tito himself sent his favourite cinematographer to Algeria. The resistance against the French colonial rule needed the eyes of the world, and the experienced partisan Labudović helped open them. For three years Labudović put himself and his camera at the service of the people fighting for independence. Mila Turajlić found the newsreel footage shot at the time in the Filmske Novosti archive in Belgrade, got in touch with the aged pensioner and followed his trail. (Christoph Terhechte, DOK Leipzig)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Ciné-Guerrillas: Scenes from the Labudović Reels (2022, doc) - Non-Aligned: Scenes from the Labudović Reels (2022, doc) - Druga strana svega (The Other Side of Everything, 2017, doc; CE'18) - Cinema Komunisto (2011, doc)
European Panorama Documentary 2023
Mila Turajlić
Serbia / France / Croatia / Montenegro / Qatar 2022
94 minutes
Serbian / French / Arabic / English
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Mila Turajlić
Cinematography Mila Turajlić
Editing Anne Renardet, Sylvie Gadmer, Mila Turajlić
Sound/Sounddesign Aleksandar Protić
Music Troy Herion
Producer(s) Mila Turajlić, Carine Chichkowsky
Poppy Pictures, Survivance, Restart, Kino
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2022