11/19/2017 22:00 – Caligari FilmBühne
Latvia/Norway/Slovenia 2016 98 min English original version
by Morten Traavik and Ugis Olte
Music: Laibach, DoP: Valdis Celminš, Sven-Erling Brusletto, Editor: Gatis Belogrudovs, Ugis Olte, Production: VFS Films, Traavik.info, Producers: Uldis Cekulis, Morten Traavik, with: Morten Traavik, Milan Fras, Mina Spiler, Ivan Novak, Boris Benko, Tomaž Čubej, Tomislav Gangl, Matej Gobec, Gregor Musa, Saso Pušnik
”Perhaps the most spectacular cultural event of recent times, and definitely the most surprising documentary you’ll see this year.” (Filmmagasinet, Norway)
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. 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 renowned for a series of controversial collaborations with North Korean artists and cultural authorities.
Uģis Olte is a Latvian director and editor who enjoys staying playful when dealing with serious subjects. He has created numerous original TV formats, music videos, ads and also three short fiction films. His efforts in documentary genre have resulted in two films – STUCK IN STIKINE (2007) and DOUBLE ALIENS (2015).