Depth Two

NEW DOCS

When evidence of war crimes committed between 1999 and 2002 is discovered across sites in war-torn Serbia—including a truck filled with bodies at the bottom of the Danube and mass graves in suburban Belgrade—film director Ognjen Glavonić begins a years-long examination of the unexamined and exploration of the inexplicable. The resulting document is at once an accomplished elegy and a powerful inquiry into bearing witness, as testimonies from survivors and perpetrators alike shed light on dark deeds from dark times. As co-conspiracies of silence and genocide are uncovered, the film employs an inventive and compelling contrast of sights and sounds: a riveting narrative audio track exhumes the past, while the visual accompaniment exhibits the scenes of the crimes as they appear today. A ghostly evocation emerges in this pensive yet vivid thriller, as incisive, poetic and meticulously rendered juxtapositions implore the viewer to contemplate how and why memories, like fossils and photographs, are the products of time being imprinted onto space. TM

Director

Ognjen Glavonić

Producers

Dragana Jovović, Sandra Orlović

Editor

Jelena Maksimović

Cinematographer

Tatjana Krstevski

Original Title

Dubina Dva

Release Year

2016

Festival Year

2017

Country

Serbia, France

Run Time

80 minutes

Subtitled

Yes