“Depth Two” Film at 66th Berlin International Film Festival
A low-budget, experimental documentary titled “Depth Two” directed by Ognjen Glavonić will be screen at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, which is scheduled to be held from February 11th until February 21st. Berlinale is one of the largest and most prestigious film festivals and the world première of this film will be held as part of the “Berlinale Forum” section, which mainly presents avant garde, experimental works, essays, political reportage and yet-to-be-discovered cinematic landscapes and expressions.
“Depth Two” is a documentary containing elements of a thriller, an experimental form integrating testimonies and footages of the places in which crimes were committed seventeen years ago.
The existence of a mass grave site in Batajnica, a suburb in Belgrade, was revealed in 2001. The graves at this site contained more than 700 human bodies, which were dug out from primary mass graves in Kosovo during the NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999 and transferred by cooler trucks to secret locations in Serbia. Today, fifteen years later, despite the fact that the largest mass grave was located in the immediate vicinity of the centre of Belgrade and that seventy five children were found among these bodies, there is no sign or a memorial at the location of the mass grave and almost no one in Serbia knows about this case or the story behind it. This still represents a public secret.
In an attempt to reveal, clarify and give voice to these stories, which are still buried in silence, “Depth Two” uses meditating and hypnotizing style to appeal directly to the viewers consciousness, imagination and emotions.
The Film was produced by the Non-Aligned Films and the Humanitarian Law Center. The producers are Dragana Jovović and Sandra Orlović, the camerawoman was Tatjana Krstevski, editor Jelena Maksimović, and sound designer Jakov Munižaba. The previous documentary made by Mr. Glavonić titled “Živan Makes A Punk Festival” was screened at more than 40 domestic and international film festivals, including the International Film Festival in Rotterdam, Cinema du Reel, CPH:DOX, IndieLisboa, and so on.