Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Directors' Fortnight Premiere 'The Load' Gets Sales Deal (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Directors' Fortnight Premiere 'The Load' Gets Sales Deal (Exclusive)

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Serbian political thriller gets representation ahead of Cannes premiere.

‘The Load’

Jan Naszewski’s New Europe Film Sales has boarded sales on director Ognjen Glavonić’s Serbian feature The Load, which was announced this morning in the 2018 Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight line-up.

Set in Serbia in 1999, the political thriller follows a truck driver tasked with transporting a mysterious load from Kosovo to Belgrade, traversing a terrain scarred by war.

Leon Lučev (Circles) leads the cast. Producers are Non-Aligned Films (Serbia) with co-producers Cinéma Defacto (France), Kinorama (Croatia) and Three Gardens Film (Iran) and with support of the CNC (Aide aux cinemas du monde), Eurimages, Visions Sud Est, the Hubert Bals Fund, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Film Center Serbia and the Doha Film Institute. …

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