‘A powerful and poetic account of WWII Roma genocide and its contemporary resurrection. Hugely successful on both an artistic and a political level, it is a remarkable piece of work.’
Trisha Tuttle (BFI London Film Festival Director)
‘Captivating experimental feature’
Screen on Screen (Paddy Mulholland)
‘The Deathless Woman has significant value in highlighting the importance of commemoration and remembrance for Romani Holocaust victims but also effortlessly weaves together how the historical persecution of Romani people connects with the present day reality and rise in far right fascism across Europe particularly in the Hungarian context. It sends a clear call to action for wider society. A must watch.’
(Lisa Smith, Jury Chair, Ake Dikhea Fesival of Romani Film)
‘Mortimer’s The Deathless Woman is to be commended for an ambitious and novel approach toward the documentary genre. Using a hybrid documentary format, the film combines oral history with fantasy to bring past and present in dialogue with each other. The film explores the marginalised histories of the Roma from World War 2 to the present day, investigating how landscapes maintain and hold the testimonies of atrocity, seeing the land as witness to trauma.’
(British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies jury)
‘An extraordinary film…a powerful hybrid of scientific research and artistic imagination…This combination of imaginative metaphor and factual documentary makes The Deathless Woman a highly distinctive work.’
The National, Scotland (Mark Brown)
‘Part ghost story, part revelatory history lesson, part warning, part call to arms, the film is a powerful witness bearer to an unjustly maligned people’s trauma, and a disturbing exposure of the violence, marginalisation and dehumanisation Roma still face across Europe.’
The Independent (Stephen Applebaum)
Stephen Applebaum ‘long read’ review in The Independent
Mark Brown’s review in The National, Scotland
Will Tizard interviews Roz in Variety
Joel Whitaker’s review in Dog and Wolf
Paddy Mulholland’s review in Screen on Screen
LFF round up in Filmotomy
Meredith Taylor review in Filmuforia
Fabian Tietke review in Tas (Germany)
Jennie Kermode review in Eye for Film
Saskia Baron review in The Arts Desk
Zach Harrison review in The Bolton News
Special Jury Award • Ake Dikhea Fesival of Romani Film, Berlin 2020
Runner Up • British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies Practice as Research Awards, 2021
Discussion & Interviews
Roz interviewed about The Deathless Woman on Times Radio. Listen from 3:46:00.
Roz and Juice Vamosi in conversation with Karen Gabay on the HOME Podcast, June 2022. Listen from 1:07:12.
Roz in discussion on International Human Rights Day with Ágnes Daróczi, András Müllner, Katya Dunajeva, Katalin Bársony at the Romedia Human Rights Days Film Festival.
Roz and Roma actor and cultural activist Ollie Malik interviewed by Lisa Smith at the Ake Dikhea Festival of Romani Film in Berlin.
Roz interviewed by Sarah Bradbury for The Upcoming at the BFI London Film Festival.
Roz in discussion with Rubika Shah (White Riot) and Simón Uribe (Suspension) at Open City Documentary Festival – Demystifying the Development Process.
Murray Leader and Alana Conway discuss the representation of Roma women in the horror film for Montreal Monstrum. Touching on films from 1905 to the present day and including The Deathless Woman.
Roz talks to Frank Watson on The Sound of Photography – Resonance FM
Roz has written a chapter in the new book Constructions of the Real (Intellect, 2023) ‘Flaunting Artifice: Restaging History as Critical Fabulation in The Deathless Woman’. Download the chapter here.
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