Courtesy IFC Midnight

IFC Midnight has unveiled the official poster for the upcoming coming-of-age horror film, HATCHING. Make sure you mark the release date on the calendar because this film is a doozy.

In HATCHING, 12-year-old gymnast, Tinja is desperate to please her image-obsessed mother, whose popular blog ‘Lovely Everyday Life’ presents their family’s idyllic existence as manicured suburban perfection. One day, after finding a wounded bird in the woods, Tinja brings its strange egg home, nestles it in her bed, and nurtures it until it hatches. The creature that emerges becomes her closest friend and a living nightmare, plunging Tinja beneath the impeccable veneer into a twisted reality that her mother refuses to see.

HATCHING is a fascinating portrait of the nature of maternal instinct, as Tinja battles to come to terms with the genuine emotional bond with her grotesque and bloodthirsty new found family while contending with the fraying connection to her own demanding mother.

The film stars Siiri Solalinna, Sophia Heikkilä (“Invisible Heroes,” “Hotel Swan Helsinki”), Jani Volanen (Dogs Don’t Wear Pants, Ladies of Steel), Oiva Ollila, and Reino Nordin (“Karppi,” The Sixth Time).

HATCHING is directed by Hanna Hergholm (Puppet Master, Varjot) and written by Ilja Rautsi (Night of the Living Dicks, Helsinki Mansplaining Massacre). It is produced by Mika Ritalahti, Nico Ritalahti, and Nima Yousefi.

HATCHING had its world premiere at Sundance on January 22, 2022, and the film will open in theaters on April 29, 2022, and VOD/Digital on May 17, 2022 from IFC Midnight. Learn more about the film with our review!

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