Hatching / Pahanhautoja


Synopsis : 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 existence as manicured 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.

Festival History : Sundance Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Luxembourg City Film Festival

Director : Hanna Bergholm
Producer : Mika Ritalahti, Niko Ritalahti, Nima Yousefi
Screenplay : Ilja Rautsi
DOP : Jarkko T. Laine
Editor : Linda Jildmalm
Cast : Siiri Solalinna, Sophia Heikkilä, Jani Volanen, Oiva Ollila, Reino Nordin

Hanna Bergholm

Hanna Bergholm, a Finnish filmmaker graduated in 2009 from the University of Art and Design Helsinki with MA in Film Direction. She has directed several internationally awarded short films and TV series. Her latest short horror film ‘Puppet Master’ has been selected to several international film festivals.. ‘Hatching’ is her first feature film.


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