Regional Competition

Wall of Death, and All That

Mladen Kovačević

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Screening time  
27.02. / Monday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 2  
02.03. / Thursday, 12:00 - 14:00 Theatre 4  
03.03. / Friday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 5  
She is spending her life defying gravity on the vertical road that literary has no beginning or end.

The film is placed in the world of inexorable noise, dirty food and abundant alcohol. It is the world in which children play on the carousel while next to them amateur strippers entertain loud men against the background of turbo-folk music. Our protagonist is Brankica – a former star of a legendary family of circus performers and acrobats. They called her the Wall (of Death) Princess. Today, Brankica is a grandmother of six grandchildren and she is only 42. She finds herself stuck in that perverse world of Balkan country-fairs, repeating the same old life-threatening stunts on her motorcycle while riding on the sidewalks of an enormous barrel.

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Mladen Kovačević

Mladen Kovačević is a director and producer. Having studied Directing in Belgrade, London and Cape Town, Mladen decided to dedicate himself entirely to documentary film. In just a couple of years he completed his work on several documentaries. His most notable debutant film Unplugged premiered at the Visions du Réel Festival in Switzerland. He has received several awards, including the best Serbian documentary film award at the 2013 Beldocs festival.

Zid smrti, i tako to

Serbia, Croatia
2016, 61' 20''

Directed by:
Mladen Kovačević

Screenplay by:
Mladen Kovačević

Cinematography:
Pablo Ferro

Edited by:
Jelena Maksimović

Music:
Nemanja Mosurović

Producers:
Mladen Kovačević , Tibor Keser

Produced by:
Horopter, Restart

Festivals & Awards:

Beldocs 2016 – Best Film, Best Camera; Visions du Réel 2016; Sarajevo Film Festival 2016; International Documentary Film Festival DOKUDOC 2016; Pančevo Film Festival 2016; MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival 2016; Cinema City 2016