37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

In the Basement

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In the Basement is a revealing documentary that delves into the dark underside of the human psyche through an exploration of Austrian basements that were created as private domains for secrets and fetishes. The film treats the opera-singing gunslinger, the Hitler-loving brass band, a hunter of exotic species, and the passionate devotees of S&M with an equal measure of curiosity and compassion. No desire or proclivity is off-limits for maverick director Seidl’s camera.


Saturday, November 7


10:00 PM


Downtown Mall : Violet Crown B

Film Info

Director: Ulrich Seidl

Runtime: 81 min.

Year: 2015

Country: Austria

Featuring: Fritz Lang, Alfreda Klebinger, Manfred Ellinger