Friday, August 22, 2014


Goodnight Mommy (Ich Seh Ich Seh) brings to life what we can agree is a heart-stopping childhood fear: what if our mother stopped loving us? Even scarier, what if she was no longer herself? (Cue ominous music.) When twins Lukas and Elias' mum returns from getting plastic surgery, her puffy, bandaged face and need for absolute silence to recuperate creates a strained divide between them. They soon begin to resent her and the fact that they are more or less trapped in their isolated country house with nothing to do. Nothing to do but let their imaginations go dark, angry, and wild.

This absolutely haunting, atmospheric psychological thriller from directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala is a must-see at this year's Festival. We only have one released image so far (see above, then be very afraid because do you see those brooding glares?) but it's all we need to put Goodnight Mommy at the top of our list.

Goodnight Mommy is screening at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival as part of the Vanguard Programme. Check out more Vanguard films on the official Festival website.

GOODNIGHT MOMMY screening times:

Monday, Sept 8th, 7:00 PM THE BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA
Wednesday, Sept 10th, 9:30 PM SCOTIABANK 14
Friday, Sept 12th, 3:00 PM THE BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA

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