FICTION
FIRST FILM

Die Kinder der Toten

Kelly Copper, Pavol Liška – Nature Theater of Oklahoma
Elfriede Jelinek's monumental novel "Die Kinder der Toten", her most important according to her own assessment, served as the template for a free movie adaptation, produced in the original locations near the places where the Nobel Prize Laureate grew up. A Super 8 holiday film from Upper Styria slowly turns into the resurrection of "undead" spooks. The question of the (im)possibility of adequate processing of accrued debt shoots through all those aspects – nature, culture, society and history – that are still part of national identity today.
Technical Data
Running time: 90
Format: Super 8, digital
Screen ratio: 4:3
Language spoken: German
Production year: 2019
Credits
Director(s): Kelly Copper, Pavol Liška – Nature Theater of Oklahoma
Writer(s): Kelly Copper, Pavol Liška – Nature Theater of Oklahoma; based on a novel of the same name by Elfriede Jelinek
Cinematographer(s): Kelly Copper, Pavol Liška – Nature Theater of Oklahoma
Key cast: Andrea Maier, Greta Kostka, Klaus Unterrieder, Georg Beyer
Producer: Ulrich Seidl
Premiere:
February 8, 2019
Berlin (Forum)
Awards (selection): Fipresci Jury Prize (Berlin), Grand Jury Prize Avant-Garde & Genre Competition (Buenos Aires/BAFICI)
Production company
Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion GmbH
Wasserburgergasse 5/7
1090 Vienna
tel:+43 1 310 28 24
With
in collaboration with Steirischer Herbst 2017