Then comes the evening by Maja Novakovic

Then comes the evening by Maja Novakovic

Director: Maja Novaković

Country of origin: Serbia

Country of Filming: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Film Language: Serbian

Category: Documentary (budget over $5k USD)/Female Director Low Budget Short film (budget over $5k USD)

The documentary depicts the bittersweet life of two grannies living isolated on the hills of Eastern Bosnia. Nature is the entity with which grannies speak, listen to, and respect. The film emphasizes the intangible cultural heritage, through the presentation of chants and rituals for taming the adverse weather, hail, and storm. It reflects the simplicity and purity of their way of life, as well as their painstaking work. The action of the film is the everyday life in the countryside, which shows the caring and intimacy of the grannies, both in their mutual relations and in the relationship with nature. The poetic tone of the frames relies on references from genre scenes of realism paintings.


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Director Biography — Maja Novaković

Maja Novaković (1987, Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina) holds a Master’s degree in Art History from Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, Serbia where she is working on PhD with registered thesis «Poetics of heritage in the works of Sergei Parajanov». She is a researcher at the Centre for Museology and Heritology at the same university and works as a research assistant at the Mathematical Institute of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. «Then comes the evening» is her first film.

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