Director: Hanna Bergholm
Producer: Mika Ritalahti, Niko Ritalahti, Nima Yousefi
Screenplay: Ilja Rautsi
Cinematographer: Jarkko T. Laine
Editor: Linda Jildmalm
Cast: Siiri Solalinna, Sophia Heikkilä, Jani Volanen, Oiva Ollila, Reino Nordin
2022 | Finnish | Colour | 87 Mins
In ‘Hatching’, 12-year-old gymnast, Tinja (Siiri Solalinna), is desperate to please her image obsessed mother, whose popular blog ‘Lovely Everyday Life’ presents their family’s idyllic exist enc e a s mani cur ed suburban perfection. One day, after finding a wounded bird in the woods, Tinja brings its strange egg home, 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.