Archive of films Another Spring / Još jedno proleće

Serbia / France / Qatar
2022, 90 min

Section: Proxima Competition
Year: 2022

In 1972 Yugoslavia became the site of Europe’s last smallpox epidemic. This gripping archival documentary, aptly described by its creators as a medical thriller, reconstructs the dramatic events of those spring months, and viewers will find it difficult not to draw comparisons with the worldwide events of the past two years.


Synopsis

The eradication of smallpox represents one of modern medicine’s greatest triumphs, but it wasn’t so long ago that this treacherous, highly contagious disease killed millions of people each year. In 1972 a now little known chapter in the history of smallpox played out in Yugoslavia during what would be Europe’s last smallpox epidemic. This gripping archival documentary, aptly described by its creators as a medical thriller, reconstructs the dramatic events of those spring months, when Yugoslavia expended almost inconceivable efforts in order to contain the rapidly spreading danger. Anyone fascinated by history will find it difficult not to draw comparisons with the worldwide events of the past two years.

Martin Horyna

About the director

Mladen Kovačević (1979, Serbia). Filmography: Unplugged (Anplagd, 2013, doc.), Wall of Death and All That (Zid smrti, i tako to, 2016, doc.), 4 Years in 10 Minutes (4 godine u 10 minuta, 2018, doc.), Merry Christmas, Yiwu (2020, doc.), Another Spring (Još jedno proleće, 2022, doc.).

Contacts

Taskovski Films Ltd.
19-21 Christopher Street, EC2A 2B, London
United Kingdom
Tel: +387 656 520 46
E-mail: [email protected]
www: www.taskovskifilms.com

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About the film

Color, Black & White, DCP
World premiere

Section: Proxima Competition
   
Director: Mladen Kovačević
Screenplay: Mladen Kovačević
Sound: Jakov Munizaba
Editor: Jelena Maksimović
Producer: Iva Plemic Divjak, Mladen Kovačević
Production: Horopter Film Production
Sales: Taskovski Films Ltd.

Guests

Mladen Kovačević

Film Director

Zoran Radovanović

Protagonist


Iva Plemić Divjak

Producer

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