‘The Eclipse’ probes Serbian family’s dark memories of Balkans wars


The documentary Eclipse won the award for best film in the main competition of the MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival, held in Skopje, Macedonia, from 18 to 25 August 2022.

On 11 August 1999, most of Europe was engrossed in the total solar eclipse, which momentarily enveloped the Earth in darkness, IMDB notes. But in Serbia, people were busy barricading themselves in their homes and shelters for fear of the dark. Filmmaker Natasa Urban returns to the eclipse as motif and metaphor in her paradoxically evocative and thoughtful film about her own upbringing during the war in the former Yugoslavia.

Makedox is supported by the North Macedonia Film Agency, the Creative Europe – MEDIA Program and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).


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