Elfriede Jelinek’s novel DIE KINDER DER TOTEN which she considers to be her most important, serves as the template and inspiration to this free-wheeling screen-adaptation. Shot on locations near Jelinek's birthplace in Styria, a Super 8 holiday movie gradually turns into the resurrection of undead spooks, questioning the representation of national identity and playing on an undercurrent of unresolved guilt.
Austria, 2019, 90 min, German with English subtitles, directed by Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska
Jelinek - Handke and The Silver Screen:
Wings of Desire: CineClub
Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 7pm, ACF London