Director Hanna Bergholm’s Hatching is set to crack open in U.S. theatres on April 29th before coming to digital and VOD platforms on May 17th. As we await the film’s arrival, IFC has revealed a new poster that feels appropriate for Easter!
Hatching follows a 12-year-old gymnast, Tinja (Siiri Solalinna), who 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.
Sophia Heikkila, Jani Volanen, Oiva Ollila, and Reino Nordin also star in Hatching, which features effects make-up from Conor O’Sullivan (Game of Thrones) and animatronics designed by Gustav Hoegen (Star Wars). The screenplay was written by Ilja Rautsi.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)