BELGRADE: The Serbian/French/Croatian/Iranian/Qatar coproduction The Load by Ognjen Glavonić was sold by New Europe Film Sales to Grasshopper Films in the USA.
Ognjen Glavonić’s debut feature, which had its world premiere in Cannes’ Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2018, is a gripping story of a truck driver who learns that the cargo he’s been transporting from Kosovo to Belgrade contains the bodies of victims of the war in Yugoslavia.
“Something like a cross between Wages of Fear and the bleak, post-apocalyptic reality of a Bela Tarr film, Ognjen Glavonić’s debut feature is nothing short of a revelation. We can’t wait for audiences to see this film”, president of Grasshopper Ryan Krivoshey said in a statement.
The film was produced by Non-Aligned Films in coproduction with Cinéma Defacto, Kinorama, Three Garden Films and Dart Film & Video, with the support of Aide aux cinémas du monde — CNC, Eurimages, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Visions Sud Est, Film Center Serbia, Hubert Bals Fund, Doha Film Institute and the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina.