THEN COMES THE EVENING

A SAD SE SPUŠTA VEČE

By Maja NOVAKOVIĆ

ACADEMIC FILM CENTRE IN BELGRADE - as PROD

Environmental - Completed 2019

Bitter poetry of everyday life in the isolated hills of Eastern Bosnia shows the care and intimacy of the grannies, both in their mutual relations and in the relationship with nature.

Festivals
& Awards

Visions du Réel 2019
Hot Docs 2019
Sarajevo Film Festival 2019
REYKJAVÍK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019
Entrevues Belfort 2019
Audience award for short film
Camerimage 2019
Bogoshorts 2019
Auteur Film Festival 2019
Jury special mention
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Environmental, Art - Culture, Documentary
    • Countries
    • SERBIA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
    • Languages
    • SERBIAN
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 28 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Maja NOVAKOVIĆ
    • Producer(s)
    • Maja NOVAKOVIĆ (ACADEMIC FILM CENTRE IN BELGRADE), Milan MILOSAVLJEVIĆ (ACADEMIC FILM CENTRE IN BELGRADE)
    • Synopsis
    • The documentary depicts 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. Poetic tone of the frames relies on references from genre scenes of realism paintings.