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Ognjen Glavonić wraps The Load

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- The first feature-length fiction film by the director of Depth Two has finished shooting

Ognjen Glavonić wraps The Load
Leon Lučev in The Load (© Stefan Djordjevic)

Serbian filmmaker Ognjen Glavonić, best known for last year's documentary success Depth Two [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, has finished shooting his first feature-length fiction film, The Load.

The Load spent more than six years seeking financing, as the director was not able to secure funds for the delicate theme that he also explores in Depth Two, and which is connected to the crimes of the Serbian army and police during the Kosovo War. As a matter of fact, the documentary was born of the research he was doing for the fiction film.

The team wants to remain as mysterious as possible about the thriller, so the only material they want published is the short synopsis, which reads: “During the NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999, Vlada is driving a freezer truck across the country. He does not want to know what the load is, but his cargo slowly becomes his burden.”

The main character is played by famous Croatian actor Leon Lučev (most recently seen in The Black Pin [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ivan Marinovic
film profile
]
and Cure – The Life of Another [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Andrea Staka
film profile
]
), and the film also stars Tamara Krcunović (Humidity [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Nikola Ljuca
film profile
]
) and Pavle Čemerikić (No One's Child [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
).

Glavonić, Dragana Jovović and Stefan Ivančić are the producers through Non-Aligned Films, with Sophie Erbs of France's Cinema Defacto and Ankica Jurić Tilić of Croatia's Kinorama on board as co-producers.

The premiere is expected in early 2018.

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