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Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala's The Lodge

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Top 100 Most Anticipated American Indie Films of 2018: #23. Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala’s The Lodge

The Lodge

Austrian Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala broke out big with Goodnight Mommy (in his 4-star review our Nicholas Bell claimed this to be a “delightfully perverse purveyor of Austrian social dysfunction, you’ll know to expect something kind of twisted and bizarre”). The TIFF selected title saw American based producers lasso the tandem for their English language debut. Recently joining The Field Guide to Evil, an omnibus, The Lodge should begin lensing shortly according to the trade news back in September.

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Starring Riley Keough (Under The Silver Lake, Welcome The Stranger, The House That Jack Built) in what will be an epic year for the actress, Franz, Fiala, and Sergio Casci penned the script based on an original idea by Casci. This tells the story of a young woman and her new stepchildren who are menaced by a terrifying supernatural force while spending Christmas in their remote cabin.

Release Date/Prediction: With production pegged for a January start, Venice would be the only way into a 2018 showing.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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