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Hanna Bergholm’s terrifying debut is a dark Finnish fairytale about a teenage gymnast, her image-obsessed mother and the grotesque bird-like creature that hatches in their house.
Director: Hanna Bergholm
12-year-old gymnast, Tinja (newcomer Siiri Solalinna), is desperate to please her image-obsessed mother, whose popular blog ‘Lovely Everyday Life’ presents their family’s idyllic existence as polished suburban perfection. One day, after a disturbing incident with a wounded bird, Tinja brings its 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 of her family and into a twisted reality that her tyrannical mother refuses to see.
Hanna Bergholm’s terrifying debut is a dark Finnish fairytale that explores the body horror and emotional anarchy of adolescence, alongside the monsters that lurk in our homes.
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