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IN THE BASEMENT and  GOODNIGHT MOMMY at the 71st Mostra del Cinema in VENICE.

 

Ulrich Seidl Filmproduction enjoys a double presence at the Venice Lido, with both productions delving into darkness and mystery. Ulrich Seidl’s documentary essay and OUT OF COMPETITION entry IN THE BASEMENT explores the disconcerting downstairs activities of Austrians. And Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala have created an intriguing genre debut with GOODNIGHT MOMMY, which will be showcased at the ORIZZONTI side-bar.
 

71st Mostra del Cinema (August 27 to September 6, 2015)


OUT OF COMPETITION


IN THE BASEMENT by Ulrich Seidl (Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion)
The film is about people and basements and what people do in their basements in their free time.
The film is about obsessions.
The film is about brass-band music and opera arias, about expensive furniture and cheap male jokes, about sexuality and shooting, fitness and fascism, whips and dolls.
After his ambitious Paradise Trilogy, Ulrich Seidl returns to the documentary form with "In the Basement." A film essay that is both funny and sad, it uses the director's characteristic film tableaux to delve into the underground of the Austrian soul.

International sales: Coproduction Office

 

Screenings:

Thu 28 Aug     19:30     Sala Perla (press & industry)
Thu 28 Aug     22:00     Sala Darsena (press & industry)
Fri 29 Aug     14:30     Sala Grande (official screening)
Thu 4 Sep     13:00     PalaBiennale

 



VENICE FILM MARKET


IN THE BASEMENT
Mon 1 Sep     14:00     Sala Casin√≤

ULRICH SEIDL – A DIRECTOR AT WORK
directed by Constantin Wulff
Sat 30 Aug     18:00     Sala Pasinetti


 

ORIZZONTI


GOODNIGHT MOMMY by Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala (Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion)

In the heat of the summer. An isolated house in the countryside between woods and corn fields.Ten-year-old twins wait for their mother. When she comes back, her head wrapped in bandages after plastic surgery, nothing is as it was before. Stern and distant now, she shuts the family off from the outside world. Starting to doubt that this woman is actually their mother, the boys are determined to find the truth by any means.

with: Susanne Wuest, Elias und Lukas Schwarz

International sales: Films Distribution

Screenings:

Fri 29 Aug     19:30     Sala Volpi (press & industry)
Fri 29 Aug     20:00     Sala Pasinetti (press & industry)
Fri 29 Aug     22:30     Sala Pasinetti (press & industry)
Sat 30 Aug     15:00     Sala Darsena
Sun 31 Aug     13:00     PalaBiennale