91 mins
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A young gymnast who tries desperately to please her demanding mother, discovers a strange egg in this Finnish horror. When... More

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Hatching | Ratings & Reviews

Adolescent horror fable’s stirring, fairy-tale-like qualities and sharply administered primal shocks feature a creature that’s one of the year’s most startling sights.

"Solalinna’s complex and often heartbreaking performance ties it all together, even as the narrative loses some focus in the back half."

Bloody DisgustingBloody Disgusting

"A highly original coming-of-age thriller..."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Bergholm is skilled at keeping the tension high while finding amusing pockets of pure comedy..."


"Elevated by newcomer Siiri Solalinna's fearless performance, Hanna Bergholm's debut feature puts an original spin on a familiar doppelgänger premise."


"A bold, arresting feature debut..."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"Hatching is the very essence of a midnight movie and one that will undoubtedly find a sizeable cult following."

Film ThreatFilm Threat

"Hatching may not be a groundbreaking horror film, but it certainly is a compelling one that gives wing to new metaphors."


"An endearingly grotesque horror-comedy about the messiness of parenting."


"Hatching might seem like an obvious metaphor, but its ingenious artistry keeps it thoroughly horrifying throughout its lean 86 minutes."


"An unsettling and surprisingly humorous foray into body horror and learned behaviour."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"Scrambling creature feature with psycho-horror, this inventive oddity brings tween anxieties to monstrous life."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"An assured and promising debut for Bergholm..."

Associated PressAssociated Press

"With delightful practical effects, and a spectacular child performance at its centre... Hatching works despite itself. It often struggles to be scary or intense, but never loses its emotional core."


"Hatching never really congeals into something thats as unsettling as it is gross."


"Hatching is bigger than its ideas, and uncanny and unsettling in unconscious ways."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"Completely creepy, but also surprisingly sweet and observant about what it's like to be a 12-year-old girl."


"Director Hanna Bergholm is sensitive to the ways parents fulfil their thwarted dreams through their children and Tinja's anxiety radiates from the screen."

The Straits TimesThe Straits Times

Hatching | Details

MA15+, Strong horror themes and violence
Country of origin
Finland, Sweden

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