HOLLYWOOD REPORTER hails GOODNIGHT MOMMY, feature debut by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, presented at the Venice Orizzonti
section and at the Toronto International Film Festival. Read more
Not since Michael Haneke unleashed a pair of psychotic young sadists on an unsuspecting family in his original 1997 Funny
Games has a summer getaway in the peaceful Austrian countryside seemed less like a vacation. A wicked little chiller full
of foreboding and malevolent twists, GOODNIGHT MOMMY is the first narrative feature from writer-directors Veronika Franz and
Severin Fiala, respectively the partner and nephew of producer Ulrich Seidl. As that connection might imply, this insidious
tale of a mother-son bond gone haywire is squirm-inducing stuff. It has cult potential stamped all over it.
David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter