Wall of Death, and All That

Direction
Year
2016
Country
  • Serbia
  • Croatia
Duration
61min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

In a region steeped in history, a lost country: former Yugoslavia. Brankica lives the nomadic existence of sellers of entertainment and “dreams”, following the rhythm of the fairgrounds; a modest routine built on repetition. She relentlessly roams the “wall of death” on her motorbike, defying gravity and time since childhood, for the duration of the show, over the time of a passage. But her brothers are now dead, or have been injured, and the glory days seem gone. Like the perspective of a child who has grown up, the excitement has given way to fear and to the urgency of necessity. Successfully reflecting the heavy and internal vibrations of a world and the characters that inhabit it – notably with the help of a treatment of sound that is as delicate as it is personal – Mladen Kovacevic draws, a few years after Unplugged (VdR 2013), a new benevolent and visionary portrait of adventurers seemingly condemned forever to ride or fall.

Details

  • Original title
    Zid smrti, i tako to
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Mladen Kovačević
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Pablo Ferro Živanović
  • Editing
    Jelena Maksimović
  • Music
    Nemanja Mosurović
  • Sound
    Aleksandar Protić, Ivan Antić
  • Duration
    61 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    • Serbia
    • Croatia
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Horopter Film Production
      • Vardarska 12
      • 11000 Beograd
      • Serbia
      • e-mail: info@horopter.rs
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • VISIONS DU REEL 2016, Nyon, Switzerland
    • BELDOCS 2016, Belgrade, Serbia
    • CINEMA CITY 2016, Novi Sad, Serbia
    • SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL 2016, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
    • MAKEDOX 2016, Skopje, Macedonia
    • DOKUDOC 2016, Maribor, Slovenia
    • PANČEVO FILM FESTIVAL 2016, Pančevo, Serbia
    • DOKUMENT 2016, Vranje, Serbia
    • BALKAN NEW FILM FESTIVAL – BaNeFF 2016, Stockholm, Sweden
    • ZAGREBDOX 2017, Zagreb, Croatia
    • BELGRADE FESTIVAL OF DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM 2017, Belgrade, Serbia
    • MILLENIUM INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2017, Brussels, Belgium
    • UNDERHILLFEST 2017, Podgorica, Montenegro
    • FIRST FRAME IFF 2017, Istočno Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Awards
    • BELDOCS 2016, Belgrade, Serbia - Grand Prix
    • BELDOCS 2016, Belgrade, Serbia - Best Camera
    • BELGRADE DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2017, Belgrade, Serbia - Best sound design/music

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