Serbian director Mila Turajlić has completed New Doc Ciné-guerrillas: The Scenes From the Labudović Reels
BELGRADE: Following the resounding success of his previous documentary The other side of everything / Druga strana svega (2017, Dribbling Pictures), Mila Turajlić directed a new documentary, Ciné-guerrillas: the scenes from the Labudović reelswhich will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (September 8 – 18, 2022).
Ciné-guerrillas: the scenes from the Labudović reels is the first half of the diptych Scenes from Labudović’s reels. The other half will have its world premiere later in the fall of 2022, after which Serbian audiences will have the opportunity to see the two films together.
“Scenes from Labudović’s reels is structured as an archival “road trip” revealing the cinematic legacy of the Non-Aligned Movement. Created as a portrait but also a testimony of Stevan Labudović, the cameraman of “Filmske novosti”, who was responsible for accompanying the President of Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito, during his famous Voyages of Peace, the diptych analyzes the role image film in the formation of the political vision of the Third World. Archive footage, which had not been used or edited, as well as the testimony of Labudović and his film comrades from the period of the Algerian Liberation War, take us into the hidden background of the cinematographic image as an instrument of the anti-colonial struggle. Mila Turajlić said in a statement for Film Center Serbia.
Mila Turajlić directed, scripted and filmed the film, which was edited by Sylvie Gadmer and Anne Renardet. Emmy-winning composer Troy Herion is responsible for the score, which also uses the only song recorded by Myriam Makeba in Arabic.
Ciné-guerrillas: the scenes from the Labudović reels was produced by Mila Turajlić via Poppy Pictures from Serbia with Carine Chichkowsky via Survivance from France, with the participation of Restart from Croatia and Kino from Montenegro.
Mila Turajlić has been invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2021.
Poppy Pictures (Serbia)
With the participation of :
Director: Mila Turajlic
Screenwriter: Mila Turajlic
Director of photography: Mila Turajlić
Writing: Sylvie Gadmer, Anne Renardet
Original Music: Troy Herion