Museum of the Revolution

Museum of the Revolution

“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. Meant to 'safeguard the truth' about the Yugoslav people, 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 space live the outcasts of a society reshaped by capitalism. Srđan Keča's feature debut focuses on a girl who earns 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.

Serbia, Croatia, Czech Republic / 2021 / 91 min.

Credits
Directed by
Srđan Keča
Production
Vanja Jambrovic for Restart, Srđan Keča for UZROK
Co-Production
Lukáš Kokeš for Nutprodukce
Cinematography
Srđan Keča
Editing
Hrvoslava Brkušić, Srđan Keča
Sound
Radiša Cvetković
Sound design
Jakov Munižaba
Music
Hrvoje Nikšić