Twelve-year-old gymnast Tinja, 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, 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.
Cast: Jani Volanen, Siiri Solalinna, Reino Nordin, Saija Lentonen, Sophia Heikkilä
Director: Hanna Bergholm
"An endearingly grotesque horror-comedy about the messiness of parenting." ROBEREBERT.COM
"One could... think of it as the weird lovechild of "American Beauty" and a grotesque version of "E.T.," with the uncanny touch of Yorgos Lanthimos." VARIETY
"Subversive, stomach-churning, and visionary, a body-horror film that doubles as a fable of femininity gone wrong." THE WRAP
"A sometimes uneasy merger of monster movie and psychological horror — with a dollop of social-media satire" NY TIMES
"An unsettling and surprisingly humorous foray into body horror and learned behavior." AV CLUB
"Bergholm is skilled at keeping the tension high while finding amusing pockets of pure comedy" INDIEWIRE
"A highly original coming-of-age thriller." HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Starts from Thursday, 23 June 2022. Session times to be announced.
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