THE MALL chosen as one of ten ‘Books at Berlinale’


THE MALL by S.L Grey has been handpicked as one of ten 'Books at Berlinale'. Ten books have been specially chosen for their screen potential and the film festival in Berlin will give producers an opportunity to discover new literary material for screen adaptations at the pitching event called 'Breakfast & Books'.

Variety ran this piece on Berlinale, which mentions THE MALL. For more information on Berlinale's 'Breakfast & Books', please click here.

A deliciously twisted mash-up of horror, fantasy, thriller, satire and macabre humour, THE MALL throws two misfits together accidently and takes them through the murky back-end of a Johannesburg mall - the side which customers never see - and brings them out at a mirror world which seems to tell the truth, violently. Forced to complete a series of twisted tasks to find their way out, they finally emerge into the brightly lit food court, sick with relief at the banal sight of people shopping and eating. But something feels different. Why are the shoppers all pumped full of silicone? Why are the shop assistants chained to their counters? And why is McDonald's selling lumps of bleeding meat? Just when they think they've made it back to the mall, they realise their nightmare has only just begun…

Corvus will publish THE MALL in the UK in June. Rights have also been sold to Arbeiderspers in Holland.