To give credit where it is due, Keough does more than her share of work with the material. As the sort of unreliable-ish narrator, maybe, we are kept guessing whether or not to side with her or against her. Additionally, the children Lia McHugh and Jaeden Lieberher gave truly phenomenal performances. These kids can hold their scenes brilliantly.
As a bitter commentary on family, truth, trust, and above all, the religion, The Lodge is a serviceable mood piece that ends up leaving you feeling cold, and not in a good way.
The Lodge (2019) Directed by Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz. Written by Severin Fiala, Sergio Casci, Veronika Franz. Starring Riley Keough, Richard Armitage, Lia McHugh, Jaeden Lieberher. The Lodge screened at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
5 out of 10 stars