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Then Comes the Evening

Maja Novaković
Screening time  
06.10. / Tuesday, 20:00 - 22:00 Ticket

The documentary depicts the bittersweet life of two grannies living in isolation on the hills of Eastern Bosnia. The entity, which the grannies converse with, listen to and respect, is nature. The action of the film is the everyday life in the countryside, which reveals the caring and intimate relationship between the grannies and in their relationship to nature. The poetically framed scenes reference the tableaus from realist paintings. The film emphasizes the intangible cultural heritage through the presentation of chants and rituals for taming adverse weather, hail, and storm, reflecting the simplicity and purity of their way of life, as well as their painstaking work.


Maja Novaković

Maja Novaković, born in 1987, in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, has completed her Bachelor's and Master's Degree at the Department of Art History of the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade. Currently, she is working on her PhD thesis "Poetics of Heritage in the Works of Sergei Parajanov" at the Department of Art History of the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade. She works at the Centre for Museology and Heritology of the same university and as a research assistant at the Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

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A sad se spušta veče

2019, 27'

Directed by:
Maja Novaković

Screenplay by:
Maja Novaković

Jasna Prolić

Edited by:
Marija Kovačina

Maja Novaković, Milan Milosavljević

Produced by:
Students’ City Cultural Centre – Academic Film Centre in Belgrade

Festivals & Awards:

Belfort Entrevues Film Festival 2019 – Audience award; Festival autorskog filma 2019 – Special mention; Pančevo Film Festival 2019 – Best short film; Cinema Vérité – Iran International Documentary Film Festival 2019 – Special mention; Hot Docs 2019; Visions du Réel 2019; Sarajevo Film Festival 2019; Drama International Short Film Festival 2019; Reykjavík International Film Festival 2019; Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival 2019; DokuBaku International Documentary Film Festival 2019; Camerimage 2019; Bogotá Short Film Festival 2019; Doc en courts 2019; Angers European First Film Festival 2019; Küstendorf International Film and Music Festival 2019; Riga International Film Festival 2ANNAS 2019; Festival Filmer le travail 2020; Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2020; Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2020; Trento Film Festival 2020;


Students’ City Cultural Centre – Academic Film Centre in Belgrade
Blvd. Zorana Đinđića 179
11080 Belgrade, Serbia
T. +38162267892
Milan Milosavljević