U.S. Premiere of "The Compassion of the Undertaker" + Zoom Discussion with Director Saidin Salkic!
On Friday, June 9th, at 7pm, join us at the Film-Makers' Cooperative (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for a truly unique and unmissable event: the U.S. premiere of Saidin Salkic's 20th film, THE COMPASSION OF THE UNDERTAKER, followed by a Zoom discussion with Salkic himself!
A mystical figure recalls the mysterious events surrounding the final disappearance of an elderly bank robber. As the tension grows and the mystery slowly unravels, we realize that we are witnessing something we have never seen before. Hailed a "masterwork," Saidin Salkic's 20th film opens a door that we never had a chance to walk through before.
Saidin Salkic, also known as Mido, has been called a "natural treasure in Australia’s avant-garde film industry," "one of the most singular and uncompromising filmmakers currently working in Australia," a "master of mood," and "Australia’s greatest artist"... all this by the age of 41. He was born in Srebrenica, Bosnia, in 1981, and survived the genocide there as a 12-year-old. Many members of his family did not. He witnessed the execution of his father and, inspired by his experiences, he has become one of the most prolific filmmakers and artists in the world today.