Representing the directorial debut of Hanna Bergholm, the Finnish coming-of-age horror allegory Hatching finds preteen gymnast Tinja (Siiri Solalinna) under tremendous pressure to compete at the highest level by her demanding and judgmental mother (Sophia Heikkilä). Unable to fully secure her mother’s love and approval, Tinja channels her emotional energy into raising a bird-like creature hatched from an egg she recovered from a nearby forest. Thanks to Tinja’s developing maternal instincts, the creature Tinja calls Alli begins to grow into something quite unexpected. Written by Ilja Rautsi, Hatching opened April 29 in Austin and is available for digital and on-demand viewing beginning on May 17.
Aired: May 12, 2022.