Regional Competition

Wall of Death, and All That

Mladen Kovačević
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.


Mladen Kovačević

Mladen Kovačević is a director and producer born in Serbia in 1978. He studied film directing in Belgrade, London and Cape Town. In just a few years after graduation, he directed several documentaries, most notable of which is his debut, Unplugged (2012), which screened at Visions du Réel in Switzerland and was awarded several prizes, including the award for best Serbian documentary film at the 2013 Beldocs. He participated at the ZagrebDox Pitching Forum with his film Wall of Death and All That (2016), after completion, screening in regional competitions of various other international festivals. 4 Years in 10 Minutes (2018) is his latest film.

General sponsor

Zid smrti, i tako to

Serbia, Croatia
2016, 61' 20''

Directed by:
Mladen Kovačević

Screenplay by:
Mladen Kovačević

Pablo Ferro

Edited by:
Jelena Maksimović

Nemanja Mosurović

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