Teret

In 1999 truck driver Vlada arrives at a dilapidated warehouse in war-torn Kosovo to collect a mysterious load. He has to keep to a strict schedule, not ask any questions and keep the back of the truck locked. Vlada sets off on an odyssey through a desolate landscape of derelict houses and bridges bombed up by NATO. When he finally gets home, he is confronted by the consequences of his actions. His load becomes his burden.

Ognjen Glavonić’s film is based on the real events he dealt with previously in the documentary Depth Two (2016). In his fiction debut The Load, he focuses principally on the moral degradation of an ordinary man just trying to get by, and investigates what this generation inherits from the last. Glavonić shifts down the gears for this subtle story, captured in claustrophobic images pregnant with ever-present threat, making the impact of the denouement all the more powerful.

Filmmaker
Ognjen Glavonić
Country
Serbia, France, Croatia, Iran, Qatar
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
98’
Language
Serbian
Producer
Dragana Jovovic, Stefan Ivancic
Production Company
Non-Aligned Films
Sales
New Europe Film Sales
Writer
Ognjen Glavonić
Cinematography
Tatjana Krstevski
Editor
Jelena Maksimović
Production Design
Zorana Petrov
Sound Design
Jakov Munižaba
Cast
Leon Lučev, Pavle Čemerikić, Tamara Krcunović, Ivan Lučev, Igor Benčina, Radoje Čupić, Jovo Maksić
Website
http://neweuropefilmsales.com/movies/the-load