Tag: Veronika Franz

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VERONIKA FRANZ AND SEVERIN FIALA – THE LEGENDARY “DOUBLE F”

Horror, psychological thriller, arthouse cinema and now also historical testimony. The cinematic contribution of Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala stands out in this continuum capable of expanding in several directions, a guarantee of anxiety and suspense, which will amaze and disturb us also at the Berlinale 2024, where they will present The Devil’s Bath in competition.

GOODNIGHT MOMMY – UPCOMING REMAKE WITH NAOMI WATTS

A remake of the successful feature film Goodnight Mommy, directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala in 2014, will soon be made in the US. The two Austrian directors will take part in the production of the film, wich will be directed by American Matt Sobel. In the leading role: the versatile Naomi Watts, who already took part in the US remake of Michael Haneke’s Funny Games in 2007.

VERONIKA FRANZ AND JASMILA ZBANIC – AUSTRIA AT THE 77th VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

Austrian director, screenwriter and film critic Veronika Franz will be part of the Jury for the competition at the 77th Venice Film Festival. Among the films in the running for the coveted Golden Lion will be Quo vadis, Aida?, directed by renowned Bosnian director Jasmila Zbanic, and a co-production between Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Romania, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France and Norway.

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THE SINFUL WOMEN OF HÖLLFALL

Perfectly according to the poetics of Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, The Sinful Women of Höllfall mainly plays with feelings, fears and suggestions experienced by the characters themselves. What is staged is, in fact, the very fear of the Trud and the deep sense of guilt that such a legend has managed to generate in the past.

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THE LODGE

Everything, from the very beginning, is charged with an unsettling religiosity, in The Lodge. A dark, judgmental religiosity that instils terror from the very first minutes. Large paintings depicting sacred images and severe crucifixes seem to continuously observe the protagonists. And a gloomy light, which strongly contrasts with the overexposed white of the immense expanse of snow surrounding the house, becomes the main protagonist of the entire feature film.