Die Kinder der Toten

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    Die Kinder der Toten

    Directed by

    Austria

    2019

    90 min

    • German

    Drama

    A Super-8 silent film, that slowly transforms into a spooky story of a nature idyll going off the tracks and involving the resurrection of “undead” protagonists. A secretary suddenly finds herself confronted with an evil doppelgänger and drives her übermother crazy. An embittered woodsman is pursued by his sons, who committed suicide years ago. The widow of an old Nazi film collector organizes in an abandoned factory an underground CINEMA 666, where the past can be mourned without inhibition.

    Awards

    • FIPRESCI Award - Berlinale Forum

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Andrea Maier
    Greta Kostka
    Klaus Unterrieder
    Tamara Pregernigg
    Screenplay
    Kelly Copper
    Pavel Liska (based on the novel from Elfriede Jelinek)
    Cinematography
    Kelly Copper
    Pavol Liska
    Editing
    Kelly Copper
    Pavol Liska
    Music
    Wolfgang Mitterer
    Festival Bookings
    AUSTRIAN FILMS
    Production
    ULRICH SEIDL FILMPRODUKTION

    Press

    The evocative and sometimes visceral sound design is one of the most interesting aspects of the film.

    Hannah Proctor, Another Gaze

    This is an excellent B-series musical black comedy that invites you to reflect on Austria’s Nazi past, as well as on the eruption of modern-day xenophobia.

    Carlota Moseguí, Cineuropa

    Kelly Copper

    Kelly Copper

    USA

    Born in Gainesville, Florida, USA in 1971. 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. THE CHILDREN OF THE DEAD is her first film.

    Pavol Liska

    Pavol Liska

    Slovak Republic

    Born in Skalica, Czechoslovakia (now Slovak Republic) in 1973. He gained a B.A. from Dartmouth College, and earned an M.F.A. from Columbia University. In 1996, together with Kelly Cooper, he founded the Nature Theater of Oklahoma in New York. THE CHILDREN OF THE DEAD is his first film.