Die Kinder der Toten

Die Kinder der Toten

In her novel The Children of the Dead, Elfriede Jelinek allows the deceased to rise again – even those with swastikas and yellow stars usually easily and gladly forgotten by official history logbooks. Using amateur actors and Super 8 film in the original Styrian settings, the directorial duo from the Nature Theater of Oklahoma created a blend of literature, performance and cinema, where the grotesque and the ridiculous triumph, allowing the viewer to be immersed in the universe of the text, while escaping from its whirlpool at the same time.
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Direction: Kelly Copper & Pavol Liska
Script: Kelly Copper & Pavol Liska
Cinematography: Kelly Copper & Pavol Liska
Editing: Kelly Copper & Pavol Liska, Michael Palm
Sound: David Almeida-Ribeiro
Music: Wolfgang Mitterer
Actors: Andrea Maier, Greta Kostka, Klaus Unterrieder, Georg Beyer
Production: Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion
Producer/Producers: Ulrich Seidl, Georg Aschauer, Claus Philipp
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Austria
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 90΄
Contact: Austrian Films, office@afc.at
Awards/Distinctions: FIPRESCI Prize – Berlin IFF 2019, Grand Prize Avant-Garde & Genre – BAFICI 2019