COMPETITION

Synopsis

As the Yugoslav Wars are nearing their conclusion, Vlada takes on the task of driving a refrigerated truck from Kosovo to Belgrade. The load he transports is unknown – or, perhaps more accurately, unspoken – and he is under strict orders never to stop driving, and not to open the cargo bay for anyone. As he makes his way with difficulty through the destruction of countryside, the moral weight of his complicity in dark wartime activities becomes ever heavier. With The Load, director Ognjen Glavonić creates a tense and disturbing film – a road movie that eventually hits a roadblock, a genre thriller that isn’t; perhaps even a horror film, but the murderous acts are always off-screen and in the recent but murky past.

Country

Serbia, France, Croatia, Iran, Qatar

Year

2018

Length

98 minutes

Format

Colour

Langue

Serbe

Fiche technique

Director : Ognjen Glavonić

Producer : Ognjen Glavonić, Stefan Ivančić, Sophie Erbs, Dragana Jovović

Screenwriter : Ognjen Glavonić

Cinematographer : Tatjana Krstevski

Editor : Jelena Maksimović

Art Director : Zorana Petrov

Sound : Jakov Munižaba, Gilles Bénardeau

Interprétation

Leon Lučev, Pavle Čemerikić, Tamara Krcunović, Ivan Lučev, Igor Benčina

Contact

Production Company : Non-Aligned Films, Cinéma Defacto, Kinorama, Three Gardens Films

International Sales : New Europe Film Sales