A music documentary based on the work of Slovenian artist Frane Milčinski Ježek, whose satirical poems and songs from the 1950s and 60s today sound more urgent and topical than ever.
AWARDS: Best Cinematography in Documentary Film and Special Mention in the Documentary Competition South East European Film Festival Los Angeles/ Best International Documentary. Dok’n’Ritam
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: MakeDox/ Festival Of Slovenian Film/ Ljubljana International Film Festival/ South East European Film Festival Los Angeles/ Calculta International Cult Film Festival/ Mediterranean Film Festival Split/ Kranjska Gora International Film Festival/ Kon'c Avgusta/ Liburnia Film Festival/ Dokudoc/ Cinema Verite/ Dok'N'Ritam
My World Is Upside Down. A satirical music documentary from Slovenia
A music documentary based on the work of Slovenian artist Frane Milčinski - Ježek. His satirical poems and songs from the 1950s and 60s today sound more urgent and topical than ever, and are covered by musicians ranging from Finnish avant-garde accordion player Kimmo Pohjonen, to legendary Croatian songstress Josipa Lisac, to the former Bad Seed Hugo Race.
The music is produced by indie rock icon Chris Eckman (The Walkabouts), and expertly mixed with archive footage of Jezek's own performances and skits. Formed in this manner, they create a touching and thought-provoking narrative, taking us a trip from birth through childhood, to romance and the challenges and joys of youth.
Also we pass from loss, though protest against authority to the inevitable end. These innovative performances are infused with Jezek's spirit throughout and simultaneously describe the life of a singularly original and timeless artist, and life of all creative people who will recognize themselves in this magical journey.