Teret

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Teret

The Load

Ognjen Glavonić
SRB/F/HR/Iran/Katar, 2018
Features, 98min, OmeU

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Teret

Ognjen Glavonić
SRB/F/HR/Iran/Katar, 2018
Features, 98min, OmeU

Mon
29
Oct
15:30
Filmmuseum
Tue
30
Oct
18:00
Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus
Cast: 
Leon Lučev
Pavle Čemerikic
Tamara Krcunović
Ivan Lučev
Igor Benčina
Screenplay: 
Ognjen Glavonić
Sound: 
Jakov Munižaba
Camera: 
Tatjana Krstevski
Editor: 
Jelena Maksimović
Decoration: 
Zorana Petrov

Production: 
Non-Aligned Films
Cinéma Defacto
Kinorama
Three Gardens Film
World Sales: 
New Europe Film Sales
Format: 
DCP
Color

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. If you drive dozens of corpses through the country something must snap at some point – something will happen. Really? Maybe humans are more apt at denying evil than we like to believe with our good liberal souls? Let’s say by way of recommendation that a certain official Serbia tried hard to see that TERET would not get made. (Olaf Möller)

In the presence of Ognjen Glavonić.

Ognjen Glavonić: ZIVAN PUJIC JIMMY (2009, K), RITAM GITARA, PRATECI VOKAL (2011, K), OKTOBAR (2011, MADE OF ASHES, Episode), ZIVAN MAKES A PUNK FESTIVAL (2014), DUBINA DVA (2016)