This documentary depicts the bitter poetry of life of two grannies living isolated lives in the hills of Eastern Bosnia. The film emphasises the intangibility of cultural heritage, through the presentation of chants and rituals for taming adverse weather, hail, and storms. Nature is the entity these women "speak", listen to and respect. It reflects the simplicity and purity of their way of life, as well as their painstaking work. In the daily activities they perform, the excellence and distress of these displays is revealed and revived. The action of the film is made up of everyday life in the countryside, which shows the caring and intimacy of the women, both in their mutual relations, and in their relationship to nature.
- Maja Novaković
- Jasna Prolic
- Marija Kovacina
- MAJA NOVAKOVIć
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 in Belgrade. Her latest film THEN COME THE EVENING (2019) premiered at Visions du Réel 2019.