Austria / Germany
121 MIN
July 9th
Cinema House, Grand Hall

Austria in the 18th century. Forests surround villages. Killing a baby gets a woman sentenced to death. Agnes readies for married life with her beloved. But her mind and heart grow heavy. A gloomy path alone, evil thoughts arising.

Cast & Crew
Producer: Georg Aschauer
Director: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz
Script: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz
Director of Photography: Martin Gschlacht
Production Design: Andreas Donhauser, Renate Martin
Music: Anja Plaschg
Sound: Matz Müller, Michael Palm
Editing: Michael Palm
Cast: Anja Plaschg, Maria Hofstätter, David Scheid
Production: Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion GmbH, Heimfilm Gmbh, ARTE, Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)

Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution, Berlin IFF, 2024, Best Sound Design of a Feature Film, Diagonale, Austria, 2024, Best Feature Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Film Editing, Best Makeup, Best Production Design, Best Score
Austrian Film Awards, 2024

Severin Fiala
Severin Fiala (born 1985, Horn, Austria) studied at the Vienna Film Academy. He worked at the Red Cross and celebrated his first success with the award-winning short film Elephant Skin(2009, co-directed with Ulrike Putzer).

Elephant Skin (short, 2009), Kern (doc., 2012), the End of Walnut Grove (short, 2013), Goodnight Mommy (2014), The Field Guide to Evil – The Sinful Women of Höllfall (short, 2017), The Lodge (2019), Servant (TV series, 2 episodes, 2021-2022), The Devil’s Bath (2024, co-directed with Veronika Franz).

Veronika Franz
Veronika Franz (born 1965, Vienna)studied German and philosophy and worked as a journalist. She has also worked as an artistic collaborator with Ulrich Seidl since 1997 and co-wrote the screenplays for all of his films including Dog Days (2001), Import/ Export (2007), the Paradise trilogy (2012/13) and Wicked Games – Rimini Sparta (2023). In 2003, she also founded the Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion GmbH with him.

Kern (doc., 2012), Spin and Drink (short, 2014), Goodnight Mommy (2014), The Field Guide to Evil –The Sinful Women of Höllfall (short, 2017), The Lodge (2019), Servant (TV series, 2 episodes 2021-2022), The Devil’s Bath (2024, co-directed with Severin Fiala).