Norsk filminstitutt

The film’s central motif is the total solar eclipse of August 11, 1999. While the world celebrated, most of Serbia’s population barricaded themselves in their homes and nuclear bunkers, in fear of the lunar shadow. Using this event as a metaphor for the nation's unclean conscience about the consequences of its political choices, the director confronts her country’s wartime and criminal past, and the evil that is still on the loose today. 

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2022
Production country:
Norway
Release date (international):
2022-03-28
Production company:
Medieoperatørene AS
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Producer:
Ingvil Giske
Film consultant:
Eirin Gjørv
Sales agent:
Taskovski Films Ltd

Director

  • Nataša Urban

    Nataša Urban is a documentary film director and editor working professionally since 2005. Her films, such as “Journey of a Red Fridge” (IDFA First Appearance Competition 2007, IDFA Top 25 Audience Favorites 2007) and “Big Sister Punam” (UNICEF Award for Children Rights), have been screened at over 100 international film festivals and have received 40 awards. They have aired on major TV networks worldwide, including ARTE, RAI, ZDF, DR2, YLE, ORF, RSI, and PBS, and are part of educational programs in schools around the globe, from Ghana to Mongolia.Nataša holds a Masters degree in Photography, and took part in ESoDoc 2006, IDFAcademy 2007, IDFA Summer School 2014, Berlinale Talents 2015, and Werner Herzog Rogue Film School 2016.She's been with Medieperatørene since 2011, working both as a director and editor.  

    Nataša Urban

Awards

2022:
CPH:DOX
DOX:Award
Nominated for the Doc Alliance Award
2022:
Special Mention Doc Alliance Award
2022:
DokuFest - International Documentary and Short Film Festival Kosovo
INT'L FEATURE DOX Special Mention
2022:
Sarajevo Film Festival
Nominated for the Special Award for Promoting Gender Equality
2022:
MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival
Onion Main Award
2022:
Tirana International Film Festival
SILVER OWL - Best Documentary Film
2022:
Festival dei Popoli
Best Feature Length Documentary Special Mention
2022:
Nordic/Docs
Best Feature Length Documentary Ex Aequo

Festivals

2022:
CPH:DOX
2022:
New Horizons International Film Festival
2022:
Jerusalem International Film Festival
2022:
DokuFest - International Documentary and Short Film Festival Kosovo
2022:
Sarajevo Film Festival
2022:
MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival
2022:
International Short and Documentary Film Festival of Kerala
2022:
Nordisk Panorama
2022:
Tirana International Film Festival
2022:
Athens International Film Festival
2022:
Filmfest Sundsvall
2022:
Filmfest Hamburg
2022:
Vancouver International Film Festival
2022:
Doclisboa International Film Festival
2022:
Inconvenient Films - Vilnius International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
2022:
Mirage - The Art of the Real
2022:
DOK Leipzig - International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
2022:
OFF Cinema Festival
2022:
BIFF - Bergen International Film Festival
2022:
Valladolid International Film Festival SEMINCI
2022:
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival
2022:
Nordic Film Days Lübeck
2022:
Free Zone Film Festival
2022:
Dharamshala International Film Festival
2022:
Festival dei Popoli
2022:
Film Festival Cottbus
2022:
IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
2022:
Nordic/Docs
2022:
Movies on War
2022:
RIDM - Montreal International Documentary Film Festival
2022:
Arktisen Upeeta Film Festival
2022:
Northern Lights Film Festival Belarus
2022:
Singapore International Film Festival
2022:
Human Rights Film Festival Zagreb

Crew

Director:
Nataša Urban
Screenplay:
Nataša Urban
Cinematographer:
Ivan Marković
Editor:
Jelena Maksimović
Composer:
Bill Gould
Jared Blum
Sound Design:
Svenn Jakobsen

Technical information

Format:
DCP 2k
Screen ratio:
1:1,85
Sound format:
Stereo 5.1
Length in min's:
110'
Language:
Serbian
Subtitles:
English

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