12-year-old gymnast broods on an egg of subconscious, pubertal impulses in this intelligent coming-of-age thriller charged with goosebump-conjuring psycho-thrills and feather-clad body horror.
Tinja inconsolably tries to live up to her mother’s expectations, but her gymnastics performances are hardly enough in the video-blogging influencer mother’s arranged perception of reality. When Tinja finds a mysterious egg, the balance in the family is shifts, and when the egg hatches, the family drama rises to a nervous psychological thriller charged with dark drives and sharp commentary on contemporary society. The newly hatched helmer Hanna Berghold directs her debut Hatching as a full-feathered horror film auteur, elegantly balancing between doppelgänger thriller and vicious horror in this destined cult classic.
- Olle Agebro