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The Lodge

Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala

Family Survival

United Kingdom, United States, 2019, 107'

en sub fr, 16a

6.7, Arcades, 19:45

12.7, Arcades, 22:30

The movie

An emotionally fragile woman finds herself isolated in a shed with her lover’s children. Strange events soon upset the precarious balance of the group. A nerve-racking ordeal!

Grace is trying to build a new life with Richard, a recently widowed journalist whose two children are having a hard time accepting a new mother figure. As Christmas approaches, all 4 of them go to a holiday home up in the mountains. Richard leaves for a couple of days in the hope that his children will get to know his new partner better. But tensions arise and keep on growing, until Grace’s dark past comes knocking on the door.

Just like last year’sHereditary(NIFFF 2018), The Lodgeimmerses its audience in the horror of family relations. Superbly shot, the film creates a bone-chilling atmosphere that is reminiscent of the genre’s greatest classics – not a surprise given the fact that the legendary Hammer studio is producing, with the directing duo of the terrifying Goodnight Mommy(2014) at the helm. Bring a change of underwear.


Veronika Franz, born in 1965 in Vienna, used to be a critic for Austrian newspaper Kurier. In 1997, she starts working in the industry with documentarist Ulrich Seidl as an artistic collaborator. Born in 1985 in Horn, Severin Fiala studied at the Filmakademie Wien. After directing their documentary Kern(2012), Franz and Fiala made Goodnight Mommy(2014), a horror film that was discussed the world over for its ghastly atmosphere. The Lodgeis their second feature, and their first in the English language.

Local Distributor :

Ascot Elite

cast :

Alicia Silverstone, Richard Armitage, Riley Keough, Jaeden Lieberher, Danny Keough, Lia McHugh

Crew :
  • Music : Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans
  • Cinematographer : Thimios Bakatakis
  • Editor : Michael Palm