Kickstart Sunday: ‘Postpartum’

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Every week on Film Pulse we like to highlight a film that is currently being crowd-funded, in order to promote unique and interesting independent film projects.  Kick your week off right by donating to this filmmaker and help them make their vision a reality.

This week we’d like to highlight Postpartum by Michael Panduro. This extremely creepy looking Danish horror film takes a look at the more grisly side of having children.  The film is being compared to the early work of David Cronenberg, so prepare to be seeing a lot of bodily grossness.  Click here to donate, hit the jump for more info, and be sure to tune into the podcast on Monday when we speak with Michael Panduro about the film.

“Postpartum” is a feature length tale of having children – and all the bodily horrors that come with it. It’s a psychological, slightly surreal and very gory horror-film, that plays on the idea of children as parasites and explores themes not normally seen in Danish cinema. Think Cronenberg’s “The Brood” mixed with Von Trier’s “Antichrist” and you’re getting close.


It is also the feature film debut of award-winning music video director Michael Panduro, who’s work has caused a bit of a stir from time to time, challenging the boundaries of gore, sexual allegory and general good taste in music videos.


We don’t want to spoil the plot here, as there are some surprises in there. But if you’re into folks like early David Cronenberg (or indeed junior’s “Antiviral”), Shinya Tsukamoto and Marina de Van, then you will be into this (we hope)!