Having previously released all three items his Paradise: Trilogy, Screen Daily reports that Strand Releasing have excavated Ulrich Seidl’s out of comp Venice Film Festival premiered docu. The long in the works oddity In the Basement is be pegged for a summer release.
Gist: The film is about people and their obsessions. The film is about basements and what people do in them in their free time. The film is about brass-band music and opera arias, expensive furniture and cheap men’s jokes, sexuality and sadism, fitness and fascism, whips and dolls, snakes and guns, love and the longing for love.
Worth Noting: Seidl is looking to return to fiction with Herr Grasl. We’re hopeful for a 2016 release.
Do We Care?: Reviewed at London BFI, we called this item “distinctive in its revelations about its subjects and steering clear of the notorious imprisonment cases that shocked Austrians and the world alike, In The Basement is an oddball entry, yet strangely alluring to be watched in awe, shock or marvelment.”