|Director:||Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz|
|Country:||Great Britain, USA|
|Producer:||Aliza James, Simon Oakes, Aaron Ryder|
|Screenwriter:||Sergio Casci, Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz|
|Music:||Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans|
|Cast:||Alicia Silverstone, Richard Armitage, Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell, Lia McHugh|
|Production:||FilmNation Entertainment, Hammer Films|
Devoted to their devastated mother, siblings Aidan and Mia resent Grace, the younger woman their newly separated father plans to marry. They flatly reject Grace’s attempts to bond, and they dig up dirt on her tragic past—but soon they find themselves trapped with her, snowed in in a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw, strange and frightening events threaten to unearth psychological demons from Grace’s strictly religious childhood.
An unblinking study of human frailty, “The Lodge” offers a haunting exploration of the traumatic aftershocks of religious devotion while positing that some evils just don’t die. Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala build an overwhelming disquiet from this visceral and stylish film’s very first scene, before nestling their claustrophobic thriller within a disorientingly endless snow-filled landscape.