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As I’ve been working on The Hunter Gracchus this past year or more I’ve read probably to much about Kafka from the terrible recounts of friend Max Brod to David Zane Mairowitz’s and R. Crumb’s musings on his life.

One of the most intriguing and humbling interpretations I’ve found is this short independent piece by Canadian film maker Glenn Stillar:

GracchusLink to view Glenn’s adaptation (20 minutes)

Perhaps it is the north woods sensibility that draws me to this adaptation – the dialogue is paraphrased and, out of necessity of place and time, the setting is altered but in a wonderful fashion. Filmed in three days and starring Stillar’s relatives it nonetheless captures an essence of Kafka’s story and — the burgomaster is a treasure.