PELICAN BLOOD

(PELIKANBLUT) Features
Director: Katrin Gebbe 2019 121 Minutes Ages 18+
PELICAN BLOOD Sat 03 Oct
08:45pm 121mins Reading Cinemas Newmarket
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PELICAN BLOOD Tue 06 Oct
08:50pm 121mins The Elizabeth Picture Theatre
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PELICAN BLOOD Sat 10 Oct
09:00pm 121mins Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo
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Katrin Gebbe’s Pelican Blood is an engrossing and cerebral horror-drama about the painful dilemma a mother faces regarding her newly adopted child.

Nina Hoss (Phoenix 2014) is Wiebke, a single mother and horse trainer who adopts Raya, a five-year-old girl from Bulgaria, to join her and her older daughter Nicolina at their ranch. After returning to Germany, Raya begins to have increasingly violent outbursts that cause Wiebke to suspect there could be more sinister forces at play. Gebbe’s film is a chilling slow burn of a film anchored by a commanding lead performance from Hoss and a powerful undercurrent of empathy amidst the dread.

Australian Premiere

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Year:2019
Classification:Ages 18+
Country:Germany and Bulgaria
Language:German, with English subtitles
Director:Katrin Gebbe
Producer:Verena Gräfe-Höft
Cast:Nina Hoss, Katerina Lipovska, Adelia-Constance Giovanni Ocleppo
Script:Katrin Gebbe
Program strand:Features
Rights:Films Boutique