The Load


59th TIFF: Greek Premiere

Vlada works as a truck driver during the NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999. Tasked with transporting a mysterious load from Kosovo to Belgrade, he drives through unfamiliar territory, surrounded by different expressions of war. When his job is over, Vlada needs to return home and face the consequences of his actions. A stark look on the baggage of contemporary history and the role of banality of evil in recent war crimes, featuring an amazing protagonist walking the line from defense to guilt and back.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Ognjen Glavonić
Script: Ognjen Glavonić
Cinematography: Tatjana Krstevski
Editing: Jelena Maksimović
Sound: Jakov Munižaba
Actors: Leon Lučev, Pavle Čemerikić, Tamara Krcunović, Ivan Lučev, Igor Benčina, Radoje Čupić, Jovo Maksić
Production: Non-Aligned Films
Producers: Dragana Jovović, Stefan Ivančić, Ognjen Glavonić, Sophie Erbs
Co-production: Cinéma Defacto, Kinorama, Three Gardens Film
Co-producers: Ankica Jurić Tilić, Pouria Heidary Oureh, Tom Dercourt
Sets: Zorana Petrov
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Serbia, France, Croatia, Iraq, Qatar
Production Year: 2018
Duration: 98΄
Contact: New Europe Film Sales,
Awards/Distinctions: Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actor – Sarajevo IFF 2018 Special Jury Award – Sakhalin IFF 2018 Blue Angel Award for Best Director – Art Film Fest Košice 2018 Special Jury Mention – Molodist IFF 2018

Ognjen Glavonić

Ognjen Glavonić was born in 1985 in Pančevo, SFR Yugoslavia. Zivan Makes a Punk Festival (2014), his first documentary, had its premiere at Cinéma du Réel and has been screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam, CPH:DOX and IndieLisboa, among others. His documentary Depth Two (2016) had its premiere in the Forum section at the Berlinale. He is the founder of Pančevo Film Festival. The Load is his first feature film.


2010 Ritam gitara, prateci vokal | Rhythm Guitar, Back Vocals (short)
2014 Živan pravi pank festival | Zivan Makes a Punk Festival (doc)
2016 Dubina dva | Depth Two (doc)
2018 Teret | The Load