Ulrich Seidl Filmproduction enjoys a double presence at the Venice Lido, with both productions delving into darkness and mystery.
Ulrich Seidls 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
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 Casinò
ULRICH SEIDL A DIRECTOR AT WORK
directed by Constantin Wulff
Sat 30 Aug 18:00 Sala Pasinetti
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
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