Muzej revolucije

Museum of the Revolution

“The wind got up in the night and took our plans away,” reads the proverb in the opening titles of MUSEUM OF THE REVOLUTION. The words are a reference to the 1961 plan to build a grand museum in Belgrade as a tribute to Socialist Yugoslavia. It was supposed to “safeguard the truth” about the Yugoslav people. But the plan never got beyond the construction of the basement. The derelict building now tells a very different story from the one envisioned by the initiators 60 years ago. In the damp, pitch-dark building live the outcasts of a society reshaped by capitalism. The film focuses on a girl who earns a little cash on the street 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. (IDFA)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Muzej revolucije (Museum of the Revolution, 2021, doc) - Flotel Europa (2015, doc, production and editing; CE'15) - Museum of the Revolution (2014, 3-channel video installation) - Mirage (2011, mid-length doc) - Pismo tati (A Letter to Dad, 2011, mid-length doc; CE'12)
Competition Documentary 2022
Srđan Keča
Serbia / Croatia / Czech Republic 2021
91 minutes
Serbian / Romani
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Srđan Keča
Cinematography Srđan Keča
Editing Hrvoslava Brkušić, Srđan Keča
Sound/Sounddesign Jakov Munižaba
Music Hrvoje Nikšić
With Marija Savić, Milica Novakov, Vera Novakov
Producer(s) Vanja Jambrović, Srđan Keča, Lukáš Kokeš
Restart, Uzrok, Nutprodukce, HRT, Al Jazeera Documentary Channel
World Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
IDFA 2021