Thursday Cinema
Teret [The Load]

Salt Beyoğlu

October 10, 2019 19.00

Teret 2018 1 <i>Teret</i> [Yük] (2018) filminden bir kare ©Non-Aligned Films
Still from Teret [The Load] (2018) ©Non-Aligned Films
Walk-in Cinema

Teret [The Load] (2018)
Director: Ognjen Glavonić
98 minutes
Serbian; English and Turkish subtitles

A reserved, middle-aged truck driver, Vlada is hired to transport a mysterious load from Kosovo to Belgrade during the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999. He is not allowed to ask any questions about the cargo, which must be kept locked away all the time. While driving through war-torn lands, he disregards the strict schedule by breaking some of the rules. His experiences over this troublesome journey and the consequences of his decisions mirror the region’s history with many conflicts and contrasts, from the World War II years to the Milošević era in the 1990s.

Filmed in his hometown Pančevo, director Ognjen Glavonić describes Teret [The Load] (2018) by two words: isolation and occupation. Having its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, the film breaks the 20-year silence to expose the moral and social impacts of war while pointing out how the past crimes of a country put a heavy burden on the shoulders of younger generations.

Thursday Cinema is supported by Garanti BBVA Mortgage. Program is free. Reservations are not accepted.

In accordance with Article 7 of Law No. 5224 amended on 18.01.2019,
films that have not been assessed and classified by the General Directorate of Cinema, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Turkey, can only be screened under the classification of 18+ at festivals, special screenings or similar culture and arts events.