Pelican Blood

In the ancient Legend of the Pelican, the mother bird feeds her famished, violently-pecking offspring with rivulets of her own blood. The protagonist of Katrin Gebbe’s intense horror-drama @Pelican Blood@ performs a similar act of self-immolation to liberate her newly-adopted child from deep psychological trauma. Like her highly divisive debut feature @Nothing Bad Can Happen@, Gebbe’s film is certain to provoke, infuriate and dazzle in equal measure. She’s out to draw blood. (Alex Saveliev, Film Threat)

Director's Biography
Katrin Gebbe: Katrin Gebbe shot her first experimental films at the Academy of Visual Arts and Design in the Netherlands, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, USA, and she attended the Hamburg Media School, where she directed award-winning short films. Her first feature “Nothing Bad Can Happen” (2013) premiered at Un Certain Regard in Cannes. "Pelican Blood" opened the Horizons Section of the Venice International Film Festival. Film Selection: Pelikanblut (Pelican Blood, 2019) - A Nocturnal Breath (segment in The Field Guide to Evil, 2018) - Tore tanzt (Nothing Bad Can Happen, 2013) - Sores & Sirin (2008, short) - Narzissen (Daffodils, 2007, short) - Einladung (Invitation, 2007, short)
Crossing Europe Extracts 2020
Katrin Gebbe
Germany / Bulgaria 2019
121 minutes
German / Bulgarian
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Katrin Gebbe
Cinematography Moritz Schultheiß
Editing Heike Gnida
Sound/Sounddesign Petko Manchev, Thekla Demelius
Music Johannes Lehniger, Sebastian Damerius
With Nina Hoss, Katerina Lipovska, Adelia-Constance Giovanni Ocleppo, Yana Marinova, Murathan Muslu
Producer(s) Verena Gräfe-Höft, Mila Voinikova
Junafilm, Miramar Film, Südwestrundfunk
World Sales
Films Boutique
Austrian Premiere
Austrian Rights
Panda Lichtspiele
World Premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2019
Austrian Rights
Panda Lichtspiele

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Belgium, December 2019