artwork © Max Andersson & Lars Sjunnesson
In the early to mid-1960’s the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was flooded by a virtual tsunami of bands inspired by beat music and by the proto-punk genre known as garage rock. Naturally most of the releases were covers of British or U.S. hits, however original compositions were not uncommon, such as the Sarajevo-based Indexi’s Nikada.
An EP would typically feature two or more covers of popular foreign songs, while on the B-side an instrumental recording based on a local traditional theme might be sneaked in probably as a kind of “filler” material. Today, these mutant tunes stand out as the true highlights of the records, radiating a strange but irresistible energy, as in Kaleš Bre Anđo and Napuljska Gitara by, respectively, Delfini and Crveni Koralji (both Zagreb bands).
Although there is no evidence that the Marshal personally approved of any of these musical expressions, many pop songs were written and performed in his honor during the last decades of his life and beyond – among them the 1980 hit Druze Tito, mi ti se kunemo performed by Zdravko Čolić.
Tito on Ice has been selected for the official program of Tempo Documentary Festival in Stockholm. The largest festival of its kind in Sweden, Tempo presents documentaries from all over the world between 5 – 10 March 2013.
Tito on Ice will be screened in the new section MUSIC AND ARTS on Friday 8 March, 18.10 at Victoria 4. Directors Max Andersson and Helena Ahonen will be present!
Tito on Ice will be celebrating its international premiere at the 17th International Animation Film Festival of Catalonia (ANIMAC). The event is organized in the city of Lleida between 28 February and 3 March. The film will be presented in the section A TRAVÉS DE LA REALITAT (THROUGH REALITY), along with recent films and classics of the genre such as Alois Nebel, Crulic, Persepolis and Waltz with Bashir.
Max Andersson will personally present the film in the auditorium La Llotja Ricard Viñes on Saturday 2 March.
- 28 February 17.30 at CaixaForum
- 2 March 17.30 at La Llotja Ricard Viñes
“For years, animation has been wrongly considered to be a technique that is too artificial for non-fiction. Nevertheless, the growing production of animated pieces that offer a glimpse of reality once again poses the question of the representation of ‘objectivity’.”
– from the official program, Animac’13
Animac 13 Promo web from Animac on Vimeo.
Tito on Ice has been selected for the feature film competition at the 16th Holland Animation Film Festival!!!
The festival takes place 20 – 24 March in Utrecht. Complete program and screening times to be announced later.
Swedish Film Magazine 2013 #1 © The Swedish Film Institute
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