Acclaimed Austrian horror Goodnight Mommy (original title: Ich Seh Ich Seh, or “I see, I see”) is getting a UK release, courtesy of Vertigo Films, on March 4. The film, a chilling psychological thriller in the vein of Austrian horrors like Funny Games and Michael, is written and directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, and produced by Ulrich Seidl, director of the Paradise trilogy.
In the lonely modernist house between a forest and a corn field, a TV presenter (Susanne Wuest) returns home, her face bandaged after cosmetic surgery, only to discover that her nine-year-old twin boys, Elias and Lukas (played by real-life twins Elias and Lukas Schwarz), refuse to believe that it is really her. The mother, evidently suffering an existential crisis of her own, initially dismisses the boys’ suspicions, but it isn’t long before she realises she may be in a fight for her identity – if not her life.
GOODNIGHT MOMMY opens in the UK on March 4
*Austrian for “Hello!”