Cleveland International Film Festival } March 27 – April 7, 2019 } Tower City Cinemas

Monument to Michael Jackson
(Spomenik Majklu Dzeksonu)

 

Year: 2014
Country: SERBIA
Run Time: 95 minutes

Monument to Michael Jackson
Monument to Michael Jackson
Monument to Michael Jackson

Marko—music lover, poet, and professional barber—just had a brilliant idea. It’s the spring of 2009, and Marko hasn’t had much luck lately. His wife Ljubinka recently left him, and he lives in a small, economically depressed town in Serbia. But he is certain his luck is about to change. At a town meeting, Marko proposes to rebuild a nearby airport and then attract tourists by erecting a MONUMENT TO MICHAEL JACKSON in time for the King of Pop’s farewell tour. At first the townspeople scoff at Marko’s plan, but they eventually come around to the idea, as life can’t get much worse. Making a host of promises he likely can’t keep, Marko then enlists the help of a retired military pilot, a Gypsy welder, a local boy band, a couple of German documentarians, a wheelchair-bound superfan, and a priest. Can this cast of oddball characters save the town and help Marko win back his wife? This quirky dramedy satirizes contemporary Serbian social ails to endearing effect. (In Serbian with subtitles) – E.B.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 9:20 AM

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 6:10 PM

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 9:25 AM

Competition
George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Film Competition

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Director
Darko Lungulov

Serbian-born filmmaker Darko Lungulov fled to New York in 1991 during the civil wars in former Yugoslavia. He studied film at the City College of New York before returning to Serbia in 2003. His debut feature "Here and There" earned Lungulov international acclaim and numerous awards upon its release in 2009.

Filmography
"Here and There" (2009), MONUMENT TO MICHAEL JACKSON (2014)

Producers
Darko Lungulov, Snezana Penev

Screenwriting
Darko Lungulov

Cinematography
Mathias Schoeningh

Editing
Dejan Urosevic

Principal Cast
Boris Milivojevic, Natasa Tapuskovic, Dragan Bjelogrlic, Toni Mihajlovski, Branislav Trifunovic

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