You don’t need to speak Finnish to understand what kind of social media influencers are at the director’s center The psychological horror of Hanna Bergolem’s body hatching created for themselves. She’s blonde, blue-eyed, and focuses on performing “tradition” in a way that makes you wonder What’s the whole deal he is Especially when the ring lights are off and the cameras are far away. hatchingShe’s happy to let you talk about her thoughts on what makes these types of personalities tick and how living for one’s follower count is so unhealthy. But The movie does this with the express intent of leaving you queasy at how horrific its portrayal of dysfunction is.
hatching She tells the story of Tinja (Siiri Solalinna), a 12-year-old gymnast who works as hard as her unnamed mother (Sophia Heikkilä) to make sure her family channel that offers very “candid” home videos is a success. Although Tinja is not the best gymnast in her local club, she makes an effort to keep up with her peers largely because her presence on the team is an important aspect of how she presents online.
Tinja’s hyperactive brother, Matias (Oiva Ollila), and their unnamed guitar-enthusiast dad (Jani Volanen) also appear on the family’s live broadcast, broadcasting each other like well-behaved nuclear family members. But hatching She explains that the channel, like most anything else in their lives, is the domain of Tinja’s mother, a woman who regularly broadcasts almost everything about her daily life in order to disguise how deeply unhappy she is. Although a captive audience is everything Tinja’s mother thinks she wants, what she fails to understand is how exactly she has always had this in her daughter, and her inability to see this reality is a big part of what defines hatching in motion.
Because everything about the Tinja family is a little off the moment hatching For the first time, it seems almost normal when a large crow suddenly burst into his life one afternoon in a whirlwind of squawks and feathers. With everyone saving up for Tinja moving into a panicked state, you can see how the arrival of the bird is a kind of truly serendipitous event that content geeks like Tinja’s mother might, under different circumstances, perceive as something worth sharing with her followers. But instead of hitting her phone or helping her daughter release the bird once Tanga catches it, Tinga’s mother delicately grips the animal’s neck hatching Keen to highlight.
hatching Not so much about Tinja’s mother as about how to learn from a woman her whole life and play the role of a faithfully obedient daughter, Tinja can’t help but feel suffocated by the falsity of her loved ones. Tinja can’t admit that the bird’s death bothers her because she knows doing so would be a contradiction to her mother. This is also the reason why Tinja does not tell anyone when a supposedly dead crow starts calling her from the forest and why she hides the strange egg she finds while searching for the bird.
And in the same way that Tinja can’t share her feelings with her family, she can’t see how weird it is when she starts stashing the egg away in a teddy bear, only pulling it out at moments when she needs to calm herself by calming he-she. But what you can clearly see is the speed with which the egg begins to grow once it begins to open to it, and it won’t take long before cracks begin to form in the thick, spotted shell.
revealing of hatchingHer beast is disgusting and terrifying in equal parts and best experienced with as little pampering as possible. What makes this particular scene and what role the creature plays hatchingSolalinna’s story does so well, though, that Solalinna’s agonizing and sweet performance as a girl so used to her feelings of amelioration makes meeting a monster head-on a wake-up call. The something that hatch from hatchingThe egg is weird and often hard to look at, but most importantly, it is fact, She is like no other in Tinja’s life, and she can’t help but feel the splendor of her presence.
when hatchingFocusing solely on Tinja and her new friend, the movie almost plays out like a grim homage to him Mamoru Hosoda‘s Digimon Adventure Movie And other kid-friendly perks about bonding youngsters with magical creatures that emerge from eggs ready to fight. There is a softness and weaknesses between Tinja and the creature that speak to how much the characters need each other and how professional they are. hatchingHis team of puppeteers were able to bring the working monster to life.
By letting you get a good glimpse of the creature early on, hatching He frees himself to get smarter as it depicts the evolution of the monster and the growing habit of sneaking in to kill whatever it wants. As Tinja and the Beast draw closer, cinematographer Jarkko Laine’s footage becomes increasingly more exciting and experimental, creating a disoriented, dreamlike atmosphere that feels like an extension of the central characters’ minds. hatching That dream is peppered with sobering reminders of how much Tenga’s life was crushed before the beast.
You can more or less see what the final chapter of the movie will take in the end. But that doesn’t stop Hatching from succeeding because it’s not a movie that’s particularly interested in taking you by surprise – its horror relies on surviving its scariest moments, and it shows you all the horrific details.
hatching Also stars Reino Nordin, Saija Lentonen and Ida Määttänen. The film arrives in select theaters on April 29.