By Srdan KEČA

LIGHTDOX - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed

Inside the remnants of an abandoned utopian project, a young life persists in the form of a fierce little girl. As the city around her transforms, so looms an end to childhood dreams.

& Awards

IDFA 2021
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 91 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Srdan KEČA
    • Producer(s)
    • Vanja JAMBROVIĆ (Restart), Srđan KEČA (UZROK), Lukáš KOKEŠ (Nutprodukce)
    • Synopsis
    • “The wind got up in the night and took our plans away,” reads the proverb in the opening titles of Museum of the Revolution. The words are a reference to the 1961 plan to build a grand museum in Belgrade as a tribute to Socialist Yugoslavia. It was supposed to “safeguard the truth” about the Yugoslav people. But the plan never got beyond the construction of the basement.

      The derelict building now tells a very different story from the one envisioned by the initiators 60 years ago. In the damp, pitch-dark building live the outcasts of a society reshaped by capitalism. The film focuses on a girl who earns a little cash on the street by cleaning car windows with her mother. The girl has 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.