Killing the Chickens to Scare the Monkeys

Nine scenes set in the People’s Republic of China where the politics and strategies of the dictatorial regime have unforeseen consequences for one particular human life. Received the Special Jury Mention at the 7th Prague Short Film Festival for its strong ethical message and its remarkable, daring, almost provocative narrative style.

  • Sweden
  • 2011, 24 min
  • Director: Jens Assur
  • Director of photography: Marek Wieser
  • Editor: Fredrik Morheden, Åsa Mossberg
  • Screenplay: Jens Assur
  • Contacts: Swedish Film Institute
  • Producer: Jens Assur
  • Production: Studio Jens Assur AB

20.1. 18:00 Praha | Světozor - Small Hall
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Jens Assur

Jens Assur

Jens Assur (1970) is a Swedish photographer, director, scriptwriter, and film producer. His film, Killing the Chickens, to Scare the Monkeys, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 and has since won a number of prestigious prices. At the Sundance Film Festival in 2012, Jens Assur was given the Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Award for his films, The Last Dog in Rwanda, and Killing the Chickens, to Scare the Monkeys, and for the script for his first feature film Close Far Away. Created in 1996 to celebrate 100 years of cinema, the annual award recognizes and supports visionary filmmakers on their next film.