Maja Novakovic / 28´ / 2019 / Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Direction: Maja Novakovic

Production: MilanMilosavljević  y Maja Novakovic

Script: Maja Novakovic

Editing: MarijaKovačina

Cinematography: Jasna Prolić

Sound: Luka Barajević

The documentary depicts bittersweet life of two grannies living isolated on the hills of Eastern Bosnia.Nature is the entity with which both grannies speak, listen to and respect. The film emphasizes the intangiblecultural 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. Theaction of the film is the everyday life in the countryside, which shows the caring and intimacy of thegrannies, both in their mutual relations and in the relationship with nature. Poetic tone of the framesrelies on references from genre scenes of realism paintings.

MAJA NOVAKOVIC (1987, Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina) has completed her Bachelor’s Degree andMasters at the Department of Art History at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade. She attended a filmdirecting workshop at the Students’ City Cultural Centre – Academic Film Centre in Belgrade. CurrentlyNovaković is doing her PhD studies with registered thesis “Poetics of heritage in the works of SergeiParajanov” at the Department of Art History at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. She is aresearcher at the Centre for Museology and Heritology at the same university, and a research assistantat the Mathematical Institute of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.