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Past Event
Thursday, November 30

About the Event

(Finland, 2022, 88 min.)
Directed by Hanna Bergholm
Thursday, November 30, 7:00 PM
Rice Cinema, Sewall Hall 301

In HATCHING, 12-year-old gymnast, Tinja (Siiri Solalinna), is desperate to please her 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. HATCHING is a fascinating portrait of the nature of maternal instinct, as Tinja battles to come to terms with the genuine emotional bond with her grotesque and bloodthirsty new found family while contending with the fraying connection to her own demanding mother.

Discounted parking available at Founder’s Court, $6 flat rate, credit card required.

Open to the public.

Directions & Parking


Sewall Hall, 301