Feature - International / UK premiere

Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project (Szelid Teremtés - A Frankenstein Project)

  • Kornél Mundruczó /
  • Hungary, Germany, Austria /
  • 2010 /
  • 105 mins

Rudolf Frecska, Kitty Csíkos, Kornel Mundruczo, Lili Monori, Miklos Szekely / Fiction / Hungarian

There are other ways to create a monster.

No stranger to EIFF, Kornél Mundruczó (Pleasant Days EIFF 2002, Johanna EIFF 2005) returns with his ‘reimagining’ of (the second half of) Mary Shelley’s famous novel. His ‘monster’, though, is a boy: an orphan, recently arrived in a wintry, contemporary Budapest in search of those who ‘created’ him. Rejected anew, and at large in a world of emotions he cannot begin to comprehend, he lashes out. This is a bold, visually striking (both in its cinematography and locations), dark and chilling film.

2011 Archive

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