Then Comes the Evening by Maja Novaković at EnergaCAMERIMAGE in Poland
The noted short documentary film Then Comes the Evening by Maja Novaković continues making the festival rounds. Its next stop is Poland and the 27th EnergaCAMERIMAGE International Cinematographic Film Festival in Torun, which will take place from 9th to 16th of November, where this film will compete in the short-film competition.
The documentary follows the lives of two old women living in isolation in the hills of Eastern Bosnia. Nature is an entity that they “talk to,” listen to, and respect. The film highlights the intangible cultural heritage through the depiction of fairy tales and rituals to appease the weather, hail and storm. It shows the simplicity and purity of their lives as well as the backbreaking labor it entails. In the day-to-day affairs they perform, the sublime and arduous nature of these activities are revealed and highlighted. The a film shows everyday rural life, depicting the care and closeness of two women, both in their mutual relations and in relation to nature.
The film is written and directed by Maja Novaković, who, along with Milan Milosavljević, is also the producer. The film’s protagonists are Vinka Radić and Obrenija Radić. The director of photography is Jasna Prolić, and together with the director she was responsible for camerawork. The film was edited by Marija Kovačina, and the sound design was done by Luka Barajević. The film was made under the auspices of the “Studentski grad” Cultural Center and the Academic Film Center (AFC).