We’re counting down the days until the beginning of Motovun Film Festival – only two more weeks! As we’re waiting for the first night of one of the most beloved film festivals in these parts, we have some good news on the music front.
This year, Motovun takes it up a notch with a music programme to accompany all those great films. As the organising team stated, the visitors’ ears are as important as their eyes, so they made sure to plan some entertainment for every evening of the festival. After the opening ceremony on July 25 and the screening of a pleasant Argentinian comedy Honorary Citizen, the outdoor cinema on the main square in Motovun is turning into a concert stage for the legendary rock band Let 3.
Ten years after they played in Motovun for the first time, the most famous moustaches on the Croatian music scene are coming back with their new album ‘Angela Merkel sere’ (Angela Merkel is Full of Crap), and we expect nothing less than a gritty, energetic show. The band’s founder Damir Martinović Mrle will stay for a couple of days more to present the audience with another great project, Mr. Lee and IvaneSky, a conceptual music duo that has him paired with his music and life partner, singer Ivanka Mazurkijević. They will perform at a special screening of one of the oldest hits of Motovun. We can’t disclose nothing more at this time, so you’ll just have to drop by if you want to see what they have prepared.
The following week will keep the festival-goers occupied with young DJs spinning records between screenings every night. The last day of the festival, July 29, brings another bomb from these parts: Laibach, the cult Slovenian band that’s also known as the only foreign group to have performed in North Korea… with a series of covers from ‘The Sound of Music’. Apart from the concert, the audience will get the chance to see the appraised music documentary about Laibach’s feat in the most closed-off country in the world, called ‘The Liberation Day’.
There you have it – just when you start to think the manifestation can’t be better than it already is, Motovun Film Festival keeps surprising. Two raw, conceptual bands to start and to finish, with an uninterrupted week of great tunes in the middle for an extra dose of fun. Two more weeks to go!