Hatching

Hatching

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A young gymnast who tries desperately to please her demanding mother, discovers a strange egg in this Finnish horror. She hides it and keeps it warm, but when it hatches, what emerges shocks them all.

2022Rating: R16, Horror, violence and animal cruelty91 minsFinland, SwedenSilva Mysterium Oy
Horror

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Hatching | Reviews

91%94 reviews

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Bloody Disgusting

Bloody Disgusting

Solalinna’s complex and often heartbreaking performance ties it all together, even as the narrative loses some focus in the back half.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A highly original coming-of-age thriller...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Bergholm is skilled at keeping the tension high while finding amusing pockets of pure comedy...

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Variety

Variety

Elevated by newcomer Siiri Solalinna's fearless performance, Hanna Bergholm's debut feature puts an original spin on a familiar doppelgänger premise.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

A bold, arresting feature debut...

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Hatching is the very essence of a midnight movie and one that will undoubtedly find a sizeable cult following.

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Collider

Collider

Hatching may not be a groundbreaking horror film, but it certainly is a compelling one that gives wing to new metaphors.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

An endearingly grotesque horror-comedy about the messiness of parenting.

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Paste

Paste

Hatching might seem like an obvious metaphor, but its ingenious artistry keeps it thoroughly horrifying throughout its lean 86 minutes.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

An unsettling and surprisingly humorous foray into body horror and learned behaviour.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Scrambling creature feature with psycho-horror, this inventive oddity brings tween anxieties to monstrous life.

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Associated Press

Associated Press

An assured and promising debut for Bergholm...

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IGN

IGN

With delightful practical effects, and a spectacular child performance at its centre... Hatching works despite itself. It often struggles to be scary or intense, but never loses its emotional core.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Hatching never really congeals into something thats as unsettling as it is gross.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Hatching is bigger than its ideas, and uncanny and unsettling in unconscious ways.

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NPR

NPR

Completely creepy, but also surprisingly sweet and observant about what it's like to be a 12-year-old girl.

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The Straits Times

The Straits Times

Director Hanna Bergholm is sensitive to the ways parents fulfil their thwarted dreams through their children and Tinja's anxiety radiates from the screen.

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Hatching | Release Details

Hatching is coming to cinemas in New Zealand on 02 June 2022.