Children of the dead

Macabre film adaptation of the novel Children of the Dead by Elfriede Jelinek, shot on Super-8.

Children of the Dead

Austria | 2019 | 90 min
Kelly Copper, Pavol Liska
Russian premiere
Elfriede Jelinek's monumental novel «Die Kinder der Toten» served as the template for a free movie adaptation produced in the original locations near the places where the Nobel Prize Laureate grew up. Using amateur actors and Super 8 film in the original Styrian settings, they carried out a transposition from text to silent film, or rather a home-movie horror, complete with brass-band music. The parade of zombies in the supermarket recalls the genre films Jelinek herself mentioned as an inspiration.

Kelly Copper & Pavol Liska

Kelly Copper (b. 1971, Gainesville, Florida) is a theater director. In 1993, she earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and in 2007, she earned an M.F.A. from Brooklyn College in New York City. In 1996, together with Pavol Liska, she founded the Nature Theater of Oklahoma in New York.

Pavol Liska (b. 1973, Skalica, Czechoslovakia) is a theater director. In 1995, he gained a B.A. from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and in 2006, he earned an M.F.A. from Columbia University in New Yok City. In 1996, together with Kelly Cooper, he founded the Nature Theater of Oklahoma in New York.
July 13
Garage Screen summer cinema, 18+
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