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...


Earwig was released in UK cinemas on June 10th, 2023 and is now available on blu-ray or on demand.

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.”