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Austria | 2014 | 99 minutes | Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz

September 24 - October 29, 2015

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Ends Thu Oct 29
The Shining meets Dead Ringers in this terrifying and atmospheric thriller about nine-year-old twin brothers who begin to question their mother's identity after she comes home heavily bandaged after cosmetic surgery, leading to a battle of wills with fatal consequences. Official Academy Awards Submission, Best Foreign Language Film.

In the heat of the summer lays a lonesome house in the countryside where nine year old twin brothers await their mother’s return. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before and the children start to doubt whether this woman is actually who she says she is. What ensues is a terrifying observational struggle with fatal consequences.

This unsettling, atmospheric Austrian chiller inspired by the works of Michael Haneke and Ulrich Seidle (who is also the film’s producer) probes the depths of psychological horror to reveal the monsters within.

  • Director: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz
  • Principal Cast: Susanne Wuest, Elias Schwarz, Lukas Schwarz
  • Country: Austria
  • Year: 2014
  • Running Time: 99 minutes
  • Producer: Ulrich Seidl
  • Language: German
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Rating: R