The Deathless Woman

  • 9 10
  • 2019
  • 88min
The Deathless Woman
  • Original Title: The Deathless Woman

Sixty years after being buried by Nazis in Poland, a Roma woman rises from her grave to tell us about the racism her people experience today in the Europe of the rise of the extreme right. A hybrid documentary.

The Deathless Woman

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: BFI London Film Festival/ Jihlava IDFF/ EBS IDFF/ B3 Biennale of Moving Image Frankfurt/ Ake Dikhea? Festival of Romani Films/ Broadcasters: EBS South Korea

The Deathless Woman. A ghost story for the 21st Century

The far-right are rising again in Europe. A Roma woman buried alive in a forest in Poland during WWII returns to haunt us, uncovering a history of atrocities against the Roma in Europe. She is the Deathless Woman. 

Motivated by rage, she rises from her grave to draw our attention to the persecution of the Roma people from the 1940s to the neo-Nazi hate crimes of the present day. This urgent and magical hybrid documentary fluidly interweaves fantastical re-imaginings of buried secrets with the Deathless Woman’s ghostly narration and testimony from survivors and witnesses of historic and contemporary crimes against the Roma in Poland and Hungary.

Roz Mortimer
Roz Mortimer Director

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