Margarita Jimeno

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From the birth of a New York City downtown Eastern European party phenomena, known as the Bulgarian Bar, to a non-stop touring marathon, with his band Gogol Bordello, Eugene Hütz takes us deep into his artistic foundation.
The story unfolds from 2001 to 2006, following Gogol’s steps from underground legends to international attention.

Production details

Year: 2008
Length: 87 minutes
Languages: English, Russian, Spanish, Romany
Genre: Documentary
A Film by: Margarita Jimeno
Distribution: USA Hoptza Films


Best Film Award MUSIXINE 2009, Finland
“Margarita managed to not onlyportray a band but alsothe social aspects of being an immigrant and taking the possibility to play with identities. Also the film is fresh, enjoyable and punk.”
From the Jury.
Audience Award 2008 MOFFOM, Czech Republic
Sound and Vision Award, Special Mention 2008 CPH:DOX Denmark

Film Festivals

5th Ambulante, Mexico
7th Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, USA
16th Noise Pop Film Festival, USA
16th Titanic Film Festival, Hungary
14th Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania
Rockumentary Groove – revija rock dokumentaraca, Croatia
DORF Vinkovci, Croatia
40th Nashville Film Festival, USA
Sensoria, England
Doc Aviv, Israel
Big Rivers Film festival, The Netherlands
Musixine Competition, Oulu Finland
Raindance, London, England
Bergen International Film Festival, Bergen Norway
Easternxpress Film Festival, Uppsala, Sweden
Rolling Film Festival Pristina.Kosovo
Shoot me, The Hague, The Netherlands
Rokumentti, Helsinki Finland
Molodist, Kiev Ukrania
Cinemania, Sofia Bulgaria
In-Edit, Santiago Chile

31st Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden
26th Filmfest München, Germany
35th Ghent International Film Festival, Belgium
22nd AFI Fest, USA
21st Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland
5th Music on Film Film on Music, Czech republic
5th CPH:DOX Copenhagen, Denmark
21st Exground Film Festival, Germany
European Social Forum Malmo, Sweden
International Film Festival Bratislava, Slovakia