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by Dusan Milic


Kosovo. After the Balkan war, a family lives under the protection of KFOR military units, which only defend the population during the day. At night, everything changes and fear takes over, stealing their sleep. In a house surrounded by a deep, dark forest, lives Milica with her mother and grandfather. When night falls, the family barricades themselves inside their house, frightened by the terror coming out of the woods. Is that horror of the besieged house an echo of the recent war times, or just their imagination, as the KFOR officials admonish them? There are no material evidences that something bad is happening, but with every forthcoming night, their fear arises…

international title: Darkling
original title: Mrak
country: Serbia, Italy, Bulgaria, Denmark, Greece
sales agent: Wide Management
year: 2022
genre: fiction
directed by: Dusan Milic
film run: 104'
screenplay: Dusan Milic
cast: Slavko Štimac, Danica Curcic, Miona Ilov, Flavio Parenti, Ivan Zerbinati, Riccardo Maranzana
cinematography by: Kiril Prodanov
film editing: Yannis Chalkiadakis a.k.a. Giannis Halkiadakis
art director: Milenko Jeremić
costumes designer: Lidija Jovanovic
music: Kristian Eidnes Andersen
producer: Snežana van Houwelingen a.k.a. Snežana Penev, Debora Chiara Desio
production: Film Deluxe International, This and That Productions, A_LAB, RFF International, Space Rocket Nation, Graal S.A.

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