Hatching directed by first time Finnish filmmaker Hanna Bergholm is being acquired by IFC Midnight for release in the US. Hatching explores themes of control and keeping up appearances in a twisted coming-of-age body horror meets psychological drama, with a screenplay by Ilja Rautsi. The film stars Siiri Solalinna, Sophia Heikkilä, Jani Volanen, Reino Nordin and Oiva Ollila.
Animatronics Designer, Gustav Hoegen (Star Wars: Episodes VI, VII, & IX, Jurassic World, Prometheus) and two-time Academy Award nominee, SFX Makeup Designer, Conor O’Sullivan (Saving Private Ryan, The Hours, X Men: First Class, The Dark Knight, Game of Thrones) bring the story to life with visceral imagery and skill. Hatching will have its festival premiere in 2021.
In the film, 12-year-old gymnast Tinja tries desperately to please her mother, a woman obsessed with presenting the image of a perfect family life to the world through her popular blog. Then, one night, Tinja finds a strange egg. She hides it, she keeps it warm. And when it hatches, what emerges is beyond belief.
Director Hanna Bergholm said, “I’m extremely honored that Hatching has been picked up by an U.S. distributor, and especially by such a prominent label like IFC Midnight. We had an amazing international crew during our production, and I’m very happy that all their work will receive the recognition it deserves. This partnership just further proves to us that the story of ‘Hatching’ is truly universal.”