The Load

Serbia / 2018 / 98 minutes / NR

Premiering to rapturous reviews in this year’s Director’s Fortnight at Cannes, Ognjen Glavonić’s debut feature, The Load, is a taut, suspense thriller. Set during the NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999, the story follows Vlada, a truck driver, who is hired to undertake a treacherous journey across a war-torn country to deliver a mysterious cargo.

  • Director

    Ognjen Glavonić

  • Producer

    Ognjen Glavonić
    Dragana Jovović
    Stefan Ivančić
    Sophie Erbs

  • Cast

    Leon Lučev
    Pavle Čemerikić
    Tamara Krcunović

  • “Harrowing. A willful anti-thriller. An impressive new filmmaker.”

    — Jessica Kiang, Variety
  • “An austere suspense thriller.”

    — Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter
  • "Has that rare quality of dramatizing not the obvious evils of a conflict, but the torturous grey zone of how survival can implicate participation."

    — Daniel Kasman, Notebook
  • "A clear-eyed political thriller."

    — Sarah Ward, Screen Daily