The Load – Teret


Ognjen Glavonić 

SR, FR, HR, IR, QA 2018
Fipresci Prize Cottbus
98 min | HD | Serbian

B: Ognjen Glavonić | DOP: Tatjana
Krstevski | E: Jelena Maksimović
S: Jakov Munižaba, Gilles Bénardeau
P: Non-Aligned Films, Pančevo, Serbien | D: New Europe Film Sales
With Leon Lučev, Igor Benčina

Wednesday | 16 oct 6.30 pm | werkstattkino 

In 1999, during NATO’s bombing of Serbia, several trucks loaded with corpses were driven all across the country, one at a time; their destinations: rivers and lakes where the cars and bodies got sunk, to erase every possible trace of what amounts to massacres. It’s never openly stated what Vlada is transporting on that one particular haul from somewhere in Kosovo to Belgrade – things are suggested, but that’s all; still, if one had seen Ognjen Glavonić’s previous film, the 2016 documentary DUBINA DVA, little is left to imagination. Well, not quite: Nothing horrifying, repulsive, disturbing is ever shown in either film – the mass shootings, piles of corpses are in your head only. TERET, in fact, plays more like an ultra-minimalist action thriller. Suspense derives solely from Vlada’s obvious anxieties, the sheer amount of time things take and the sameness of the landscapes – something will give, that much is clear, but when and why: who knows. (Olaf Möller)

Ognjen Glavonić   born 1985 in Pančevo, is a Serbian director, screenwriter and producer. He is also the founder of the Pančevo Film Festival. TERET is his first feature film.

    Živan Pujić Jimmy 2009 | Živan makes a Punk Festival 2014 | Depth Two (Dubina Dva) 2016 | The Load – Teret 2018