This documentary captures the life of Brankica, a 42-year-old woman and grandmother of six, who, after a brilliant past as the star of a circus, now risks her life driving her motorcycle at high speeds in a six-meter-wide barrel in the world of country fairs.
AWARDS: Grand Prix, Best Camera. Beldocs/ Best Sound Design. Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Visions du Reel/ Beldocs/ Cinema City/ Sarajevo Film Festival/ MakeDox/ DokuDoc/ Pancevo Film Festival/ Dokument/ Balkan New Film Festival/ Zagrebdox/ Belgrade Festival of Documentary and Short Film Festival/ Millenium International Documentary Film Festival/ Undrehillfest/ First Frame IFF
The Wall Of Death and All That. The intrepid circus woman and her motorcycle
Brankica was the central attraction at country-fairs, when she was just 10 years old. Her big brothers were star acrobats on the wall of death, legends in former Yugoslavia, 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.