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EXCLUSIVE: Trailer for IDFA Luminous title Museum of the Revolution

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- Set in Belgrade in 1961, the documentary follows a girl who lives in the basement of a derelict Yugoslav museum and earns cash by cleaning car windows with her mother

EXCLUSIVE: Trailer for IDFA Luminous title Museum of the Revolution

The new documentary from US-based, Serbian filmmaker and visual artist Srđan Keča (known for his medium-length films Mirage and A Letter to Dad), titled Museum of the Revolution, will world premiere in IDFA's Luminous strand on 20 November.

The story 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. In detail, the documentary centres on a girl who earns cash by cleaning car windows with her mother. Meanwhile, the child develops 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.

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Museum of the Revolution was produced by Vanja Jambrović for Croatia's Restart and Keča for Serbia's UZROK, in co-production with Lukáš Kokeš for Czech outfit Nutprodukce. It received backing from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia, Film Center Serbia, the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program with support from Just Films/Ford Foundation and the Open Society Foundations, the European Union's Creative MEDIA programme, Croatian Radiotelevision, the Croatian Audiovisual Center, the Czech Film Fund, Geo Television and Al Jazeera Documentary Channel. Switzerland's Lightdox is in charge of its world sales.

Check out our exclusive trailer below:

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