THE GIRL AND THE SPIDER (TIFF2021) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

The Girl and the Spider is carried by an ambient, undefined intensity that works in curious tension with its micro-dramas and unspoken personal dramas that makes it consistently intriguing. Henriette Confurius’s performance itself makes the film worth visiting; Mara could be grafted as-is into a much nastier film and be a perfectly comfortable fit, and The Girl and the Spider knowingly plays with these elements of her personality through its carefully chosen iconography.

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