By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Have an early look at the key art for the acclaimed crossbreed of creature feature and coming-of-age chiller.
Coming to theaters April 29 and VOD May 17 from IFC Midnight, and playing this Sunday, March 27 at the Boston Underground Film Festival, HATCHING was directed by Hanna Bergholm and written by Ilja Rautsi. Siiri Solalinna, Sophia Heikkilä, Jani Volanen, Reino Nordin and Oiva Ollila star; the synopsis: “12-year-old gymnast Tinja [Solalinna] is desperate to please her image-obsessed mother, whose popular blog ‘Lovely Everyday Life’ presents their family’s idyllic existence as manicured suburban perfection. One day, after finding a wounded bird in the woods, Tinja brings its strange egg home, nestles it in her bed, and nurtures it until it hatches. The creature that emerges becomes her closest friend and a living nightmare, plunging Tinja beneath the impeccable veneer into a twisted reality that her mother refuses to see.”
See our review of HATCHING here.