Berlinale 2019: DIE KINDER DER TOTEN wins FIPRESCI prize

Performance artists Kelly Copper & Pavol Liska (The Nature Theater of Oklahoma) impressed the Berlinale film critics who awared the FIPRESCI Prize to their first cinematic work Die Kinder der Toten, a silent and gruesome march of the undead, inspired by the overwhelming novel of Nobel Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek.
Die Kinder der Toten produced by Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion had celebrated its world premiere within the Berlinale Forum program

Die Kinder der Toten is a monster of a film“

The film is a darkly comic and deliberately bewildering engagement with the history of fascism in Austria.
Die Kinder der Toten has a charmingly shambolic and punkish aesthetic, as if John Waters re-made an Ed Wood film and set it in the Austrian mountains.
Hannah Proctor, Another Gaze


Die Kinder der Toten portrays a ghostly land which refuses to let us feel at home.
Katja Nikodemus, Die Zeit