Februar 2019, berlinale forum

FIPRESCI-Preis für "Die Kinder der Toten"

Der diesjährige Preis des internationalen Verbands der Filmkritik (FIPRESCI) für einen Film aus dem Forum geht an DIE KINDER DER TOTEN von Kelly Copper und Pavol Liska. Die Jury-Mitglieder waren Eithne Mary O’Neill, Suncica Unevska und Ricardo Brunn. Ihre Begründung lautet: The actors are amateurs, as well as the directing, the make up looks cheap, the director's didn't even read the novel they were adapting. Everything could have gone wrong with this film, but it did not fail. Instead it brings life to a novel almost impossible to transpose by doing a silent film about the rise of the living dead, which is not only the rise of the repressed past, but also a rise of cinema, using the nearly dead format - super 8, reminiscent of home movies. The result is hilarious, edgy, at times confusing, funny and something not everyone will agree on. But this is cinema: We need to disagree!