BFI London Film Fest

Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala – The Lodge #LFF2019

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Second film for the duo of Goodbye Mommy, a dark and fascinating story with its personal and unmistakable atmosphere.

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14 min. and 43 sec.

PODCAST | Angelo Acerbi interviews Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, directors of the film The Lodge.

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Veronika Franz and Severine Fiala are fun to talk to, like their films are fun to watch. We discover their ideas about not using the genre rules, trying to build up their own rules and involving the audience in a journey that will stay with them for a long time.

The Lodge: After the sudden death of their beloved mother, heartbroken siblings Aidan and Mia struggle to embrace their father’s new fiancée – the reserved, somewhat mysterious Grace. Forced to spend the holidays together at their isolated family lodge, the kids begrudgingly find themselves alone with their new mother figure when their dad heads back to work for a few days. As the weather outside worsens, tensions inside the cabin show little signs of thawing. Meanwhile, dark secrets from Grace’s traumatic past slowly begin to surface.

  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala
  • Interviewee role
    Directors
  • Film title
    The Lodge
  • Festival section
    Cult
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