Mira Fornay readying her new project
by Martin Kudláč
- An absurd drama on domestic violence is slated as Fornay’s third feature
While My Dog Killer [+see also:
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Cook, F**K, Kill (Frogs with no Tongues) is intended to be an absurd drama about domestic violence, depicting one day in the life of Jaroslav K, an alleged wife-beater who “works as a male hospital attendant. A handsome and seemingly good-natured man and husband, Jaroslav is in fact obsessed with sex and cooking, and he is pathologically jealous of his wife, Blanka, whom he terrorises in their large family home in a small city. He does not hesitate to use violence, deceit and terror against others, which ultimately leads to a family tragedy and him finally turning against himself.”
Cook, F**k, Kill was already pitched at this year’s Sofia Meetings, where it won the main prize for best project in development. Czech and Slovak projects, including Fornay’s third feature, were also presented during industry days at Karlovy Vary, in the Pitch & Feedback platform. “I decided to deal with the serious and tough topic of domestic violence with edgy, dark humour and absurdity. I believe that my absurd drama rendered in non-traditional form will bring a new perspective on intimacy, sexuality, violence – and especially domestic violence – in modern society,” stated the director.