International title: THE LOAD

Original title: TERET

Directed by Ognjen Glavonić
Serbia, France, Croatia, Iran, Qatar | 98 minutes | 2018 | Serbian

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, trying to make his way in a country scarred by the war. He knows that once the job is over, he will need to return home and face the consequences of his actions.


Director: Ognjen Glavonić
DoP: Tatjana Krstevski
Year of production: 2018
Running Time: 94 min.
Language: Serbian
Production companies: Non-Aligned Films, Cinéma Defacto, Kinorama, Three Gardens Film
Country: Serbia, France, Croatia, Qatar, Iran
Cast: Leon Lučev, Pavle Čemerikic, Tamara Krcunović, Ivan Lučev, Igor Benčina

  • Ognjen Glavonić
    Ognjen Glavonić

Festival & Awards

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs – Cannes

TIFF – Discovery

Sarajevo Film Festival – Award for the Best Actor

Molodist – Special Jury Mention

FilmFestival Cottbus – FIPRESCI Prize for the Best Film, The Special Mention of the International Festival Jury

Festival International du Film de Marrakech – Best Directing

press quotes

a willful anti-thriller

Impressive new filmmaker illuminates a painful truth that inculpates more of us than we’d like to believe

intelligent and uncompromisingly spare story

Ognjen Glavonić

Ognjen Glavonić was born in 1985 in Pančevo, SFR Yugoslavia. His short films have been selected for more than 50 international film festivals. 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.

Ognjen’s documentary DEPTH TWO (2016) had its premiere in the Forum section at the Berlinale, and was named best film at Festival dei Popoli, DokuFest, Message to Man, Open City Docs Fest, ZagrebDox and Kassel Dokfest. He is the founder of Pančevo Film Festival. THE LOAD (2018) is his first feature film.

2018 The Load
2016 Depth Two (doc)
2014 Zivan Makes a Punk Festival (doc)