EXPAT CINEMA: HATCHING
We continue with our series of Expat Cinema – where we offer the best foreign movies with English subtitles. Hanna Bergholm’s Finnish coming-of-age film Hatching is a visceral combination of supernatural horror and grim satire that dissects emotional manipulation and mother-daughter dynamics. Citing David Cronenberg as an influence, Bergholm eschews heavy CGI in favor of practical effects and puppetry, which lends a disturbing realism to her film, in keeping with the dramatic narrative.
A young gymnast who tries desperately to please her demanding mother discovers a strange egg. She hides it and keeps it warm, but when it hatches, what emerges shocks them all.