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The Deathless Woman

This is an elegiac account of the Nazi genocide of the Roma expressed through the supernatural myth of the ‘deathless woman’.

Ghost Dance, accompanying this film, contains sequences of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

Dir-Scr Roz Mortimer
With Iveta Kokyová, Loren O’Dair, Oliver Malik
UK
2019
89min
With partial English subtitles (some scenes are not in the English language)
Prod Co Wonderdog Films

Researching this hidden history, an artist is impelled to leave dusty documents behind and follow the story of a woman who was shot eight times but does not die. The soaring camera mimics her spirit as it haunts the beautiful landscapes that hide such ugly crimes. She is a harbinger of future persecution, but also a witness to the survival of a people that persist through their unique spirituality.

Helen de Witt

Festival guests

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

  • Roz Mortimer, director; Rachael Swindale, producer.

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+ Ghost Dance

Emerging with flickering intensity from footage of Native American rituals, an animated dance appears which subverts past bodily expression.

This film contains sequences of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

Dir Emilia Izquierdo. UK 2019. 5min


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