18 NOV - 4 DEC 2022

Još jedno proleće



Smallpox is the deadliest disease in human history and the only deadly virus eradicated by human. In the summer of 1972, a smallpox outbreak hit Yugoslavia and circulated for a month before being identified in Kosovo.
Mladen Kovačević links memories of this event with the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic. Made entirely out of slowed-down archive footage with an experimental soundtrack that gives it the feel of a horror movie, Još jedno proleće tracks events during that summer in the early 1970s, from patient zero until the outbreak was contained, to draw parallels with events in our own time. Narrated by expert epidemiologist Zoran Radovanović, one of the medical team who helped eradicate the disease at the time.


Mladen Kovačević (Belgrade, 1979) studied film directing in Belgrade, London and Cape Town. He set up Horopter Film Production and has made Unplugged (2013), Wall of Death and All That (2016), 4 godine u 10 minuta (2018) and Merry Christmas, Yiwu (2020). His work has also been programmed at IFFR in Rotterdam, Visions du Réel, IDFA, Hot Docs, DOK Leipzig, CPH:DOX and FIDMarseille.