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Die Kinder der Toten
Dir.: Kelly Copper, Pavol Liska | 90 minutes

Die Kinder der Toten

Austria 2019 | 90 minutes | German intertitles | Hebrew, English subtitles

At an Austrian alpine pensione, a group of guests are killed in a freak bus accident. Among them is Karin, a young woman who comes back to life as a zombie. In an old movie theater owned by a Nazi widow, she resurrects the dead. Nobel prize winner Elfriede Jelinek’s monumental novel is the basis for this bold adaptation. But is it even possible to adapt Jelinek’s complex text to the silver screen? American directors Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska, founders of the Nature Theater of Oklahoma, were not afraid to try. Together with producer Ulrich Seidl, they set out to film in Super 8 and chose a silent film format with German intertitles, and enchanting folksy brass music. The film was screened at the Berlinale Forum and won the International Federation of Film Critics Award (FIPRESCI).