THE GREEN PARROT

THE GREEN PARROT

THE
GREEN
PARROT

THE GREEN PARROT

IN DEVELOPMENT

A film by Elsa Kremser & Levin Peter
Fiction / appr. 90min / AT

A film by Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter
Documentary | 90min | AT, DE | 2019

How the life of an autopsy assistant runs off the rails because he meets a woman who is welcoming death.

„THE GREEN PARROT recounts the story of 34-year-old Misha. At night he works as an autopsy assistant, during the day he paints corpses in oils. Misha gets to know 17-year-old Anna, whose suicide attempt made it possible for them to meet in the first place. For both of them, loneliness has led to an obsession with death – yet out of this situation unleash the most beautiful forms of feeling alive: creativity and love. Interweaving documentary principles and staged components, this experimental hybrid exploration promises to produce an extraordinary film in both form and content. This is all the more so because the authors never seem to judge or interpret – neither the people, nor the world in which they are trying to define themselves. Instead they observe and let spaces emerge that are driven by compelling images and characters, and not by authorial narrative intentions. When a radical trust in one’s material is stronger than all fears of rejection, then it becomes possible for unforgettable films with a heartbeat to evolve. THE GREEN PARROT has this potential.“

Berlinale Kompagnon Jury Statement

CREDITS

A RAUMZEITFILM production

Written, Directed & Produced by
ELSA KREMSER, LEVIN PETER

Assistant Director
KRISTINA KOZLOVA


AWARDS & PARTNERS

BERLINALE KOMPAGNON DEVELOPMENT AWARD

SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT FUNDED BY
Österreichisches Filminstitut
Kärntner Filmförderung

DEVELOPED IN THE FRAMEWORK OF
ProPro Producers Programme

Gefördert von
Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Kärntner Filmförderung, Filmstiftung NRW – Gerd Ruge Stipendium, Thüringer Filmförderung, Kompositionsförderung Dok.Fest München
 
In Zusammenarbeit mit
ORF Film-/Fernsehabkommen, RBB Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg
 
Unterstützt durch
ARRI International Support Program, Österreichisches Kulturforum Moskau, Deutsche Botschaft Moskau