A mesmerizing fable of long-repressed secrets and awakening memories from the mysterious and oneric world of Lucile Hadzihalilovic making her debut feature in the English language.
Somewhere in Europe, mid-20th century. Albert is employed to look after Mia, a girl with teeth of ice. Mia never leaves their apartment, where the shutters are always closed. The telephone rings regularly and the Master enquires after Mia’s well-being. Until the day Albert is instructed that he must prepare the child to leave...
Press and Reviews
“Lucile Hadzihalilovic signs a cryptic and bewitching work, a subjugating saturnian masterpiece pushing the doors of other dimensions”
Fabien Lemercier - CineEuropa
“Superbly shot by Jonathan Ricquebourg and exquisitely designed by Julia Irribarria: a dark shiver of sadness.”
Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian
“Earwig keeps its secrets - which is precisely what will ensure that its enigmatic, oneiric visions burrow their way into the darker crevices of the viewer’s consciousness.”
Anton Bitel – Sight & Sound
“Like a chilling, unforgettable fever dream, Earwig affirms Hadžihalilović’s talent for compelling, original cinema... a hallucinatory, haunting, and beautiful film.”