SICK BACCHUS, 2019
Feature, Psychological Horror, European Art-House Cinema |
In Pre-Production: 2019 (UK) | Director: Monika K. Adler,
Writers: Aeon Rose and Monika K. Adler.
Set in London’s Mayfair, Monika K. Adler’s upcoming movie, ‘Sick Bacchus,’ tells a story of modern slavery. The rich and beautiful Violetta Memling, represents a privileged group in society for whom material abundance breeds pathology. Every thing and everyone can be bought, reduced to the role of objects, made shallow and laid waste to. For Violetta though, her pleasant, materialistic life leads her to an existential hell. A hell filled with unbearable boredom, emptiness and loneliness which manifests itself in illness. She is admitted to the exclusive clinic of Dr. Gunter Berezovsky, who provides an innovative yet controversial treatment for his wealthy clients. Here biology, consumerism and exploitation take on a new meaning. Violetta Memling is confronted with the uncomfortable truth about
herself and the society she inhabits. Does she react?
SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR TOLD ME…, 2016
1.24 min | Short | 26 November 2016 (UK) |
Director: Monika K. Adler, Writer: Monika K. Adler, Aeon Rose, Star: Aeon Rose, Monika K. Adler.
Simone de Beauvoir told us that for woman there is no other way out than to work for her liberation.
In her video-art work “Simone de Beauvoir told me…” artist and filmmaker Monika K. Adler employs the art historical
tradition of the ‘portrait-miniature’ to communicate and
recontextualise de Beauvoir’s iconic words through a cyclical mirror performance with an unexpected conclusion.
ON BEING AN ANGEL, 2014
6min | Short, Biography, Drama | 2 August 2014 (UK) |
Director: Monika K. Adler, Writer: Monika K. Adler,
Star: Alexandra Unger.
A metaphorical meditation on the suicide of the American artist Francesca Woodman. January 19, 1981, Francesca Woodman committed suicide by jumping out a loft window in New York. She invites us to see her suicide, like she used to invite us to see her art. Poised between two worlds she presents an image of the liberated psyche in flight.
INVOLUNTARY MEMORY, 2014
4min | Short | 30 April 2014 (Russia) |
Director: Monika K. Adler, Writer: Monika K. Adler, Aeon Rose,
Star: Aeon Rose.
The descendant of a Gulag internee undergoes repressed trauma borne from a history of genocide across generations. He attempts to exorcise the still present collective memory through a disturbing re-enactment.
5min | Short, Drama, Mystery | 2 August 2013 (UK) |
Director: Monika K. Adler, Writer: Aeon Rose,
Stars: Monika K. Adler, Aeon Rose.
Psychiatrist Dr Karl Adler is troubled by the memory of an
illegally performed autopsy he carried out on a former patient ‘Monika’.
THE BEAUTY OF THE SHADOW, 2013
13min | Short, Drama, Mystery | 5 August 2013 (UK) |
Director: Monika K. Adler, Writer: Monika K. Adler, Stars: Monika K. Adler, Sofia-Karla Axelsson, Olivier James,
Barbara Sierant, Natalia Ziolkowska.
A scandalous love affair between a catholic priest, a young man and his girlfriend Monika. A study of our darkest desires and
5min | Short, Drama, Mystery | 2 August 2013 (UK) | Director: Monika K. Adler, Writer: Monika K. Adler, Stars: David Lucas, Barbara Sierant.
Seville, December 2008. Cardinale Alessandro Zacchia II decides to purify a young Polish nun to free her from her sinful past.
PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST, 2013
10min | Documentary, Short, Biography | 22 May 2013 (Netherlands) | Director: Monika K. Adler,
Writer: Monika K. Adler.
British contemporary artist Wolfe Von Lenkiewicz recounts a narrative about the northern renaissance painter Hieronymus Bosch.
COME BACK TO THE TREES, 2013
5min | Short, Adventure, Crime | 25 April 2013 (UK) | Director: Monika K. Adler, Writer: Monika K. Adler, Stars: Monika K. Adler, Milena Walczak.
She-wolf, a post-matriarchal trickster figure, and twelve young women, her female shamans, are waiting for the messenger with their holy communion, which comes from the body of a murdered man.
CHERNOBYL OF LOVE, 2012
13min | Short, Drama, Horror | 31 July 2012 (UK) | Director: Monika K. Adler, Writer: Monika K. Adler, Stars: Monika K. Adler, Ivan.
In a hotel in Kiev a young women after murdering a man, is consuming his brain. Her act of cannibalism evokes traumatic memories which take us to the Red Forest near the abandoned town of Chernobyl in the Ukraine. It relates through harsh, visceral yet at once luxuriant imagery a depiction of humanity’s deepest, darkest, and basest of instincts framed within the context of love story. It is a study of the psychopathology of young women whose traumatic past leads her to commit a crime. As with the horrific aftermath and social impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster the film is an account, and meditation upon emotional barbarism and the destruction of human relationships.
THE MISERY OF MY SOUL, 2012
2.58 min | 14 February 2013 (Poland-Ukraine) | Director: Monika K. Adler, Writer: Monika K. Adler, Star: Sasha.
A work in memory of Oksana Makar (rape and murder victim in the Ukraine). Performance (Sasha). Premiered at: Bodies Of
Silence #3 When Words Are Made Flesh, curated by
Cuntemporary for One Billion Rising, London Arts Festival.