14/1 | 21:00 | Then Comes the Evening
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.
Director of Photography
Students City Cultural Centre
Academic Film Centre in Belgrade
Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2019
Maja Novaković (1987, Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina) has completed her Bachelor's Degree and Masters at the Department of Art History at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade. She attended a film directing workshop at the Students’ City Cultural Centre – Academic Film Centre in Belgrade. Currently Novaković is doing her PhD studies with registered thesis "Poetics of heritage in the works of Sergei Parajanov" at the Department of Art History at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. She also works at the Centre for Museology and Heritology at the same university, and as a research assistant at the Mathematical Institute of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.