On 11 August 1999, most of Europe was engrossed in the total solar eclipse, which momentarily enveloped the Earth in darkness. But in Serbia, people were busy barricading themselves in their homes and shelters for fear of the dark. Filmmaker Nataša Urban returns to the eclipse as motif and metaphor in a paradoxically evocative and thoughtful film about her own upbringing during the war in the former Yugoslavia. A cotton curtain in the wind on a spring day, a lush forest floor. The war is far away – or is it? The director creates a rich, existential work of imagery with a quiet, philosophical weight that is rare and precious.
Nataša Urban is a documentary film director and editor. 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.
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.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
DOX:AWARD, CPH:DOX 2022
Best Documentary Film, Doc Alliance Award 2022
Special Mention, Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2022
Best film, MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival 2022
Jerusalem Film Festival 2022
Athens International Film Festival 2022
Nordisk Panorama 2022
Sarajevo Film Festival 2022
Tirana International Film Festival, AL 2022
THE ECLIPSE (doc.)
Rediteljka: Nataša Urban
Jezik: Serbian, Romanian