Tito On Ice
Germany, 2012, 76 Minute Running Time
Language: English, Swedish English Sub-Titles
Saturday August 10th, 4:00pm To promote their book Bosnian Flat Dog, Swedish comics creators Max Andersson and Lars Sjunnesson tour the countries of former Yugoslavia with a mummified Marshal Tito in a refrigerator.
They encounter a number of artists, musicians, publishers and other characters populating the post-Yugoslav indie cultural scene. A picture emerges of how cultural diversity and independent initiatives fall short as new economic and military structures enter the post-Yugoslav arena. As the journey continues through increasingly improbable surroundings, the protagonists begin to question themselves and the reality they find themselves in. Watching border controls turn into improvised snapshot sessions, admiring mutant iron-curtain Disney toys, buying souvenir grenade shell handicrafts and discovering sniper art in blown-out apartments, they find that truth may indeed be stranger than fiction.
A combination of stop-motion animation and documentary scenes, the film turns into a roller coaster ride through a parallel universe where all borders are disintegrating – at the same time tragic, poetic and hilariously funny.
DIRECTOR: Helena Ahonen, Max Andersson
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