International documentary film festival
April 14 - 21, 2024
Kaptol Boutique Cinema, Zagreb

Electric Yu-topia (Yu Grupa - Trenutak sna)

Darko Lungulov

Electric Yu-topia

The film Electric Yu-topia is the story of a rock and roll band that outlived the country it was named after, but it is also the story of a family. The film follows the Jelić brothers who are born and grew up together with the new Yugoslavia. It features 80 years of life, 60 and some years of playing rock and roll, 50 and some years of Yu Group and 45 years of a former country. Simultaneously epic and deeply intimate, this film creatively uses archival material and family Super 8 footage to tell a story of duration, love and the intimate struggle for a family. Unlike the usual music documentaries, which concentrate on a career, the film provides an intimate look at family, sacrifice, and what it means to be a part of history.

Serbia 2023, '87

DIRECTOR: Darko Lungulov

SCENARIO: Darko Lungulov

CAMERA: Đorđe Arambašić, Stefan Đorđević, Petar Popović, Ivan Šijak, Andrija Hamović

MONTAGE: Miloš Korać

MUSIC: Petar Jelić

PRODUCERS: Darko Lungulov



Martovski: Grand Prix; Best editing; Best sound design (2023)

Darko Lungulov

Darko Lungulov

Darko Lungulov completed film studies at the City College of New York, USA. His debut feature film Here and There (2009) won the Best New York Story Award at the Tribeca Festival and received rave reviews in the Hollywood Reporter, Variety and the New York Times. It won 20 awards at more than 50 international festivals, and screening rights were sold in 21 countries.

Darko's second feature film, Monument to Michael Jackson (2014), had its world premiere at the festival in Karlovy Vary. It was shown at more than 40 festivals and received eight awards, including the Eastern European Film Award at the Santa Barbara festival and for the best screenplay at the Monte Carlo festival. As a co-writer, he collaborated with Mirjana Karanović on her directorial debut, the film A Good Wife (2016), which had its world premiere at the Sundance Festival.


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