Archive Cinema City 2012.

The Face of a Revolution

Lice revolucije

Country: Serbia
Year: 2012
Duration: 55 min

Director: Vladimir Milovanović
Scenario: Vladimir Milovanović

Cast: Branko Ilić, Đorđe Branković, Nebojša Bogdanović, Radovan Hiršl, Nikola Vujović, Jelena Ilić, Isidora Veselinović, Srđan Ćešić, Milorad Radisavljević

Programme selection: Special Screenings

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Branko Ilic was one of the leaders of the rebellion against the Milosevic regime in Serbia over the 1998-2000 period. The leader of the student movement Resistance was arrested and beaten dozens of times, and in 2000 on behalf of the Resistance, he received MTV "Free your mind" award for his struggle. Exactly ten years after the 5th October revolution, Branko returns to Belgrade from voluntary exile in his native Arilje. He starts working as a bartender and temporarily moves to Svaba, an old friend from the time of the protest. During this time, the famous advertising agency Svaba works for, is hastily preparing a major campaign to promote consumer loans.

Svaba and Branko decide to mark the 10th anniversary of the fall of Milosevic in front of the Serbian Parliament on 5th October. After the action and the interweaving of real and fictional characters and events, the mask of the traumatized Serbian society in transition, caught between socialism and capitalism, falls down, leaving the viewers with the opportunity to draw the line between documentary and fiction themselves.