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Devoted to their devastated mother, siblings Aidan and Mia resent Grace, the younger woman their newly separated father plans to marry. They flatly reject Grace’s attempts to bond, and they dig up dirt on her tragic past—but soon they find themselves trapped with her, snowed in in a remote holiday village after their dad heads back to the city for work. Just as relations begin to thaw, strange and frightening events threaten to unearth psychological demons from Grace’s strictly religious childhood.

An unblinking study of human frailty, The Lodge offers a haunting exploration of the traumatic aftershocks of religious devotion while positing that some evils just don’t die. Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala build an overwhelming disquiet from this visceral and stylish film’s very first scene, before nestling their claustrophobic thriller within a disorientingly endless snow-filled landscape. Riley Keough exudes fragility as well-meaning Grace’s every good intention leads her deeper back toward the hell of her own past, while Jaeden Martell and Lia McHugh do impressive work as the kids’ practiced defiance turns to fear.

YEAR 2018

CATEGORY Midnight

COUNTRY U.S.A./United Kingdom

RUN TIME 108 min

COMPANY FilmNation Entertainment

WEBSITE http://www.filmnation.com

EMAIL cirabien@filmnation.com

PHONE (646) 661-0350

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Artist Bio

Veronika Franz

Veronika Franz was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1965. Originally a film journalist for the Viennese daily newspaper Kurier, since 1997 she has accompanied director Ulrich Seidl as an artistic collaborator. The documentary Kern was both her debut as a director and the first film she made with Severin Fiala. It was followed by her first fiction feature, Goodnight Mommy.


Severin Fiala

Born in Horn, Austria, in 1985, Severin Fiala studied directing and screenwriting at the Film Academy Vienna. His first collaboration with Veronika Franz was the internationally award-winning documentary Kern, which premiered at Festival del film Locarno. It was followed by their first joint fiction feature, Goodnight Mommy (2014), which had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival.