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WORKING CLASS GOES TO HELL [RADNICKA KLASA IDE U PAKAO] (DC Labor FilmFest)

When:
Thursday, May 30, 2024, 6:45 PM until 9:00 PM
Where:
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring, MD  20910

301.495.6700
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Chris Garlock
Category:
Film/Video
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Five years after a factory fire claimed the lives of several workers and, with them, the primary livelihood of a rural Balkan town, the plant's union is met with a debilitating blow in their fight for reparations. Long suspected of causing the fire in order to privatize their property, the owners have successfully evaded legal consequence, and the workers are cast as ungrateful nuisances, obstinate in the face of capitalistic progress. Stoic labor leader Ceca (Tamara Krcunovic) refuses to give up hope, but her position grows tenuous as the collective develops a fascination with the pagan practices of its newest member, Mija (Leon Lucev). After Mija leads the union in a ritual that belies a satanic undertone, strange occurrences are reported around town, including the enigmatic manifestation of a decrepit man seen stalking the most corrupt citizens. Serbian vanguard filmmaker Mladen Ðordevic (THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A PORNO GANG) once again offers up a view of the disturbing absurdities of living under an oppressive oligarchy. As his proletarian protagonists turn toward the supernatural, he skillfully soaks their increasingly eldritch activity in an absorbing chiaroscuro horror aesthetic, conjuring a malaise of uncomfortable dread. Yet Ðordevic also impressively cuts this tone with sly satire, reminding the viewer that sometimes the only salvation for the working class, besides solidarity, is a sharp sense of humor. (Note adapted from Toronto International Film Festival.) DIR/SCR/PROD Mladen Ðordevic; PROD Milan Stojanovic. Serbia/Greece/Bulgaria/Montenegro/Croatia/Romania, 2023, color, 127 min. In Serbian with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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