Succesful Liberation of Italy Kicks Off 2017 Festival Offensive
After a successful international premiere at IDFA in November, we are very happy and flattered that so many international film festivals and distributors are lining up for the coming year and beyond. The first Liberated Territory in 2017 is Italy, where we were the opening film of Torino’s very cool music documentary festival Seeyousound. Again, … Continue reading “Succesful Liberation of Italy Kicks Off 2017 Festival Offensive”
International Premiere Captivates Audience and Reviewers Alike
On Saturday, November 19 Liberation Day was finally unleashed on an international audience in the sold-out 500-seater Rabozaal Theatre in Amsterdam’s renowned Melkweg concert complex. With a custom-made video introduction by philosopher superstar Slavoj Zizek, the screening itself was followed by a Q & A with directors Ugis Olte and Morten Traavik, setting the stage … Continue reading “International Premiere Captivates Audience and Reviewers Alike”
Industry heavyweight DOGWOOF comes on board for Liberation Day
With IDFA kicking off today Dogwoof, the UK’s leading documentary distributor and sales agent, takes Uģis Olte and Morten Traavik’s LIBERATION DAY about cult band Laibach’s concert in North Korea for international sales representation. Dogwoof has theatrically released a huge range of award-winning and highly popular films including Blackfish, The Act of Killing, Weiner, Restrepo … Continue reading “Industry heavyweight DOGWOOF comes on board for Liberation Day”
Liberation Day international premiere at IDFA 2016
Saturday, November 19 int. premiere screening in Rabozaal features exclusive Laibach concert.
In August 2015, cult band and self-defined “engineers of human souls” LAIBACH becomes the first foreign rock group ever to perform in the secretive state of North Korea. The occasion – or pretext, depending on your point of view – was the 70th anniversary of Liberation Day, marking the end of Japanese colonial rule in 1945. A Latvian-Norwegian film team is given unprecedented access to follow this controversial band and the process of setting up the historic concert inside what is often labelled as the most isolated country in the world.
Liberation Day at Films From the South Festival, Oslo Oct 6-16
We are happy to announce the Norwegian premiere of Liberation Day, Saturday, October 8. Further screenings on Wed, Oct 12 and Sat, Oct 15. Check out the festival’s interview with Laibach North Korea concerts organiser and Liberation Day co-director Morten Traavik in Norwegian and English. Tickets available via the festival website from September 16. Willkommen, … Continue reading “Liberation Day at Films From the South Festival, Oslo Oct 6-16”