Saturday, November 19 int. premiere screening in Rabozaal
features exclusive Laibach concert
”Perhaps the most spectacular cultural event of recent times, and definitely the most surprising documentary you’ll see this year”
– Filmmagasinet ( The Film Review), N
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.
The resulting documentary musical LIBERATION DAY by directors UĢIS OLTE (LV) and MORTEN TRAAVIK (NO) will celebrate its international premiere at the 2016 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) during the opening weekend of IDFA Melkweg: Film + Concert and will be followed by an exclusive Laibach live concert. The film will be preceded by an introduction from reknowned culture critic and philosopher Slavoj ŽIŽEK.
Ticket sales for IDFA Melkweg: Film + Concert start on Friday, October 21st (Thursday October 20th for IDFA Friends) on www.idfa.nl. The full programme of IDFA will be announced on November 3rd, regular ticket sales start November 7th, 19.00 hrs CET on www.idfa.nl.