HATCHING – Review by Rachel West

The debut film from director Hanna Bergholm, Hatching is a bold Finnish body-horror that offers a new take on the doppelganger story. It is a tale of motherhood. Tween gymnast Tinja is a lonely girl who will stop at nothing to impress her unnamed influencer mother ). Starving herself and giving up on outings with classmates for her sport in order to win the approval of a mom who hides behind the sunny Instagram filters of the perfect modern Finnish family for her “Lovely Everyday Life” blog. Obsessed with appearances, Tinja’s mommy-blogging mother is not seeking a truly authentic family life, but one of smoke and mirrors expertly curated to inspire envy in her many followers.

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