ZID SMRTI, I TAKO TO / THE WALL OF DEATH AND ALL THAT (2016)
Run Time: 1:02:00
Producer: Mladen Kovacevic, Horopter Film Production
Co-producer: Tibor Keser, Restart
Director: Mladen Kovacevic
Director of photography: Pablo Ferro
Writer: Mladen Kovacevic
Editor: Jelena Maksimovic
Key Cast: Brankica Nadj, Goran Savic
Director Mladen Kovacevic is no stranger to discovering rare and old occupations that are specific to the Balkans, mostly Serbia. His previous documentary ‘Unplugged’ is a story about an almost forgotten nature play with nature, about ways of the folk, of playing the leaves in a Serbian rural area. It’s another must-see, full of scenic depictions of nature in Serbia and an exploration of a long forgotten, often deemed-irrelevant knowledge.
She spends her life defying gravity on a vertical road with no beginning or end. Where she has nothing to hope for, and where injury and death await. She has only her memories.
When she was just 10 years old, Brankica was the central attraction at country-fairs. Her big brothers were star acrobats, legends in former Yugoslavia, and she was the princess on the wall. Now, her brothers are long gone, she is the only one left behind. A 43-year-old grandmother of six grandchildren, she is repeating the same old stunts on her motorcycle while riding on the sidewalls of the 6 meters wide wooden barrel. She lingers between her melancholic memories and the claustrophobic existence around the last remaining wall of death in the Balkans.
Following the trailer, you will see an extended clip from the award winning feature film which is now in distribution. For more information of where you can see the film, please visit the website, and thank you to the filmmaker for sharing this exclusive sneak peak with The Vintagent.
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