Pahanhautoja | Hanna Bergholm | FI/SE 2022 | 86 Min | DCP

Here’s a rule of thumb for horror movies (but not only): The more beautiful the facade, the more broken the interior. HATCHING tells the story of a (naturally) blond Finnish poster family who showcase their suburban existence, which they have honed to perfection, for the world to see in a video blog. Only the pubescent daughter, Tinja, can’t quite adjust to the forced joy of their wholesome existence: One day, she finds an egg in the forest and promptly plans to hatch it at home. What finally cracks the shell seems to share a close connection with the girl and starts to shake the foundations of the idyllic life once and for all. Creature feature meets body horror in Hanna Bergholm’s debut feature: adorable!

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Language OmeU
Cast Siiri Solalinna, Sophia Heikkilä, Jani Volanen, Reino Nordin
Writer Ilja Rautsi
Editing Linda Jildmalm
Cinematography Jarkko T. Laine


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