Director: Lucile Hadzihalilovic Run Time: 114 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2022
Starring: Alex Lawther, Paul Hilton, Romane Hemelaers
A film about a young girl with ice cubes for teeth from Lucile Hadžihalilović, the director of Innocence and Evolution…
Though we are tempted to leave this description at just that, here’s a bit more: The girl’s name is Mia (Hemelaers) and she is diligently taken care of by her guardian Albert (Hilton). The only outside contact that the pair receive is periodic phone calls from a mysterious man who only ever wants updates on Mia’s condition… Until one day, when he unexpectedly instructs Albert to prepare Mia for departure.
“One emerges from Hadžihalilović’s films with a feeling of awe. She creates complete worlds that are haunting, beautiful, and strange. EARWIG is no exception.” – Toronto International Film Festival