Musik nonstop

Liberation Day

Morten Traavik, Ugis Olte | 100min | Lettland, Norge, Nordkorea

  • År: 2016
  • Språk: Engelska, Koreanska, Norska, Slovenska
  • Text: Engelsk
  • Nordisk Premiär

Slovenska Laibach var ett kultband redan för 35 år sedan. Nu skall denna blandning av industrirock och konstinstallation uppträda i Nordkorea. Laddat för trubbel?
Morten Traavik har arrangerat flera konstutbyten med Nordkorea, men denna gång kanske han har tagit sig vatten över huvudet. Laibach – ett provokativt band som använt totalitär estetik och har beskyllts för det mesta – bjuds in för att göra en konsert i Pyongyang på självaste befrielsedagen. Hur ska deras visuella gestaltningar tas emot av världens hårdaste censur? Traavik vet hur man förhandlar med myndigheterna, även om bandet får kompromissa på flera punkter. Till slut står de på scen och publiken får uppleva något de aldrig varit med om förut. Och vi får följa med bakom kulisserna i världens mest sluta system.

- Freddy Olsson

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103
lördag 28 januari
17:30
Stora Teatern
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230
söndag 29 januari
18:00
Biopalatset 9
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lördag 04 februari
21:30
Roy
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Regissörer

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. His beauty pageants for landmine survivors, Miss Landmine Angola (2008) and Miss Landmine Cambodia (2009) made headlines and fueled discussions across the world. He is also renow- ned for a series of controversial collaborations with North Korean artists and cultural authorities, as well as being an authorized cultural a airs liaison for that country.

Ug?is Olte is a Latvian director and editor who enjoys staying playful when dealing with serious subjects. Equipped with senses of a musician and a belief that dreams, myths and fairytales can be useful tools for telling any contemporary story, he has created numerous original TV formats, music videos, ads and also 3 shortfiction films - The Red Spot, KK2678 and King Of The Wild Things. His efforts in documentary genre have resulted in two films - Stuck in Stikine (2007) and Double Aliens (2015), premiered at last year’s IDFA mid-length competition.

Morten Traavik - The enigmatic figurehead, the hidden strategist behind the throne, the elegant first lady, the loyal footsoldiers, the secret and merciless power struggles backstage, the symbols, the uniformity, the screaming millions of followers : Dictatorship or rock band? Nürnberg rally or Band Aid? Having built trust, through years of border-expanding collaborative art performances with both Laibach and North Korean authorities separately, it seemed worth the try to bring them together.  After all, as a theatre director, you don’t get to work with actors and venues like that every day, or even every lifetime.  Ugis Olte - Music has always been the most magical element of my creative life, the most potent, abstract and emotional tool that a filmmaker can have in his arsenal. And now I have this film which is built like a rock song itself. An energetic, lively seed, ripened in the soil of an exotic event and watered in a collective effort of a band-like entity. Magnified in the larger-than-life reality of the film screen.

Morten Traavik

Morten Traavik

Ugis Olte

Ugis Olte

Manusförfattare:
Morten Traavik
Fotograf:
Sven Erling Brusletto, Valdis Celmins
Klippare:
Gatis Belogrudovs, Ugis Olte
Medverkande:
Boris Benko, Tomaz Cubej, Milan Fras, Janez Gabric
Kontakt:
Dogwoof, Luke@dogwoof.com
Regissörens filmografi:
  • Ugis Olte: 2015 Double Aliens, Doc; 2014 TV Viedspele Ciemos, TV; 2008 Sarkanais plekis, Short.