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SFFILM Festival


Directed by Hanna Bergholm

Finland | 87

27 Apr
Wed, Apr 27, 2022 at 8:45 pm PT

Guests Expected

Director Hanna Bergholm is expected to attend.


Tween gymnast Tinja finds the perfect coping mechanism for dealing with her demanding mother in caring for a large, mysterious egg. She hides it away and keeps it warm, and in return it soothes her. But the trouble with eggs? They hatch. With a triumphant performance from Siiri Solalinna as Tinja and frankly unnerving special effects, Hatching is part body horror, part creature feature, part cautionary tale. Think hard about what you wish for — getting what you want might not be all it’s cracked up to be.

Director Hanna Bergholm

Hanna Bergholm makes her feature directing debut with Hatching (2022). A graduate of the University of Art and Design Helsinki, her short films include Gorilla (2009) and Puppet Master (2018). She also wrote and directed 10 episodes of Reeta ja Ronja (2009-2010), a Finnish TV series.



Film Details

Language Finnish

Original Language Title Pahanhautoja

Year 2021

Premiere Bay Area

Runtime 87

Country Finland

Director Hanna Bergholm

Executive Producer Cloé Garbay, Laurent Jacobs, Peter Kropenin, Bastien Sirodot

Producer Mika Ritalahti, Nico Ritalahti

Writer Ilja Rautsi

Editor Linda Jildmal

Cinematographer Jarkko T. Laine

Music Stein Berge Svendsen

Cast Jani Volanen, Siiri Solalinna, Sophia Heikkilä

Closed Captions Closed captions are not available for this screening.

Audio Description Audio description is not available for this screening.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided at this event. Please let us know if you would like to reserve a seat with optimal visibility when purchasing your ticket or by emailing ADA@sffilm.org.