MONUMENT TO MICHAEL JACKSON

SPOMENIK MAJKLU DZEKSONU

By Darko LUNGULOV

THIS&THAT PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Black comedy - Completed 2013

In attempt to save his dying Serbian hometown, Marko, optimistic
dreamer, decides to build a monument to Michael Jackson. His unusual
idea attracts devoted supporters and threatening enemies alike.

Festivals
& Awards

Karlovy Vary IFF 2014
East of the West Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Black comedy
    • Countries
    • SERBIA, GERMANY, MACEDONIA, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • SERBIAN, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Darko LUNGULOV
    • Writer(s)
    • Darko LUNGULOV
    • Producer(s)
    • Snezana PENEV, Darko LUNGULOV
    • Synopsis
    • In a dying town in Serbia, an old communist-era monument is removed from the Square. Marko, daydreamer, is on the verge of divorce from the love of his life, Ljubinka. She is disappointed in him and the life in Serbian small-town. Out of despair, he comes up with the idea to replace the communist-era statue with a monument to Michael Jackson in order to save his dying town and seduce his wife again. Marko convinces his close friends to help him. But the town’s mayor has his own plans and uses right-wing group “Clean Serbia” to crash Marko’s dream.
      Desperate, Marko falsifies Michael Jackson’s letter and convinces the mayor and everybody else that Jackson will come to the monument’s unveiling. The town is now revitalized and its citizens full of hope while Marko regains the love of his wife. But on the big day, Marko is disguised as Michael Jackson and waves to the crowd from the helicopter, the death of real Michael Jackson’s is announced without him knowing. The group “Clean Serbia” creates the chaos. The insane turn of events unexpectedly leads to the fulfillment of Marko’s plan, but in an absurd and darkly ironic fashion.
    • Partners & financing
    • Penrose Film, Berlin, Germany
      Dream factory/Aka film, Skopje, Macedonia
      La vie est belle films, France
      Ministry of culture Republic of Serbia
      Macedonian film fund
      City of Belgrade film fund
      Province of Vojvodina film fund
      Media
      SEE Cinema Network
    • Production schedule
    • pre-production: July-August 2012
      shooting: September-October 2012
      post-production: November 2012-Febraury 2013
      delivery: February 2013
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2012
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