Programme 2019

The Lodge

Director: Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala


India Premiere

Section: After Dark

Country: UK, USA | Year: 2018

Language(s): English | Time: 108 mins


Aidan and Mia resent Grace, the younger woman whom their newly separated father plans to marry. But when they find themselves trapped with her, snowed in in a remote holiday village after their dad heads back to the city for work, strange and frightening events threaten to unearth demons from Grace’s strictly religious childhood.

Director's Bio

Veronika Franz was a film journalist for the Viennese daily newspaper Kurier, before she joined director Ulrich Seidl as an artistic collaborator. Severin Fiala studied directing and screenwriting at the Film Academy Vienna. They first collaborated on the award-winning documentary Kern (2012), which premiered at Locarno Film Festival. Their first joint fiction feature, Goodnight Mommy (2014), had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.