NON-ALIGNED: SCENES FROM THE LABUDOVIĆ REELS
(Non-Allineati: Scene dalle bobine Labudović)
Serbia – Francia – Croazia – Montenegro – Qatar / Serbia – France – Croatia – Montenegro – Qatar
2022, HD, col. & b-n / b-w, 100’
v.o. serba – francese / Serbian – French o.v.
Fotografia / Photography: Mila Turajlić. Montaggio / Editing: Sylvie Gadmer, Mila Turajlić, Céline Ducreux. Musica / Music: Jonathan Morali. Suono / Sound: Aleksandar Protić. Produzione / Produced by: Poppy Pictures, Survivance. Coproduzione / Co-produced by: Restart, Kino. In collaborazione con / In collaboration with: Filmske Novosti. Con il sostegno di / Supported by: Film Center Serbia, Aide aux cinémas du monde, Montenegro Film Center, HAVC – Croatian Audiovisual Center, Eurimages, Creative Europe MEDIA programme, Procirep-Société des producteurs, Angoa. In associazione con / In association with: ZDF-Arte, Doha Film Institute, Chicken & Egg Pictures, RTS-Télévision Suisse.
The documentary diptych Non-Aligned & Ciné-Guerrillas: Scenes from the Labudović Reels is both an archive-driven film covering the landmark moments in the birth of a movement fighting for a more just and equitable world order, and the story “behind the images” narrated by the man who filmed them: Stevan Labudović. A cameraman for Yugoslav Newsreels, Labudović was assigned to follow President Tito for more than a quarter of the 20th century. Non-Aligned re-traces the birth of the Non-Aligned movement, examining how a global project of political emancipation was constituted by the cinematic image.
The film premiered at IDFA in Amsterdam.
“At a time when the world was divided into Cold War blocs, Yugoslav filmmakers and reporters enjoyed a unique position in-between. Their solidarity with anti-imperial and socialist struggles won them insider access to countries closed off to the foreign press. As a result, the archive of the Yugoslav Newsreels in Belgrade today houses a unique and largely unexplored trove of material from which we lay the cornerstone of this film.” (M.Turajlić)
Mila Turajlić is an award-winning director and producer born in 1979 in Belgrade. In 2011, the Trieste FF presented her Cinema Komunisto, which was awarded Best Documentary. Her film The Other Side of Everything (also presented in Trieste in 2018) was HBO Europe’s first co-production with Serbia, and won more than 30 awards including the IDFA Award for Best Documentary Film. Non-Aligned and Ciné-Guerrillas: Scenes from the Labudović Reels premiered at DOK Leipzig.
filmografia scelta / selected filmography
2010 Cinema Komunisto doc.; Premi / Awards: Trieste FF – Miglior Documentario / Best Documentary 2017 Druga strana svega (The Other Side of Everything) doc.; Premi / Awards: IDFA, Amsterdam – Miglior documentario / Best Feature-Length Documentary; ZagrebDox – Premio FIPRESCI, Premio del pubblico / FIPRESCI Award, Audience Award 2022 Non-Aligned: Scenes from the Labudović Reels doc.; Ciné-Guerrillas: Scenes from the Labudović Reels doc.