The Girl and the Spider (2022)

Director: Ramon Zürcher, Silvan Zürcher Run Time: 99 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: André Hennicke, Flurin Giger, Henriette Confurius, Liliane Amuat, Ursina Lardi

Country: Switzerland
Language: German

About the film:

Winner of a FIPRESCI Prize and Best Director at the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival. As her roommate Lisa prepares to move out of their apartment, Mara contemplates the end of an era. Furniture is moved, walls painted, cupboards built. Amid all the hustle and bustle, secret longings and desires come to the surface and coalesce. Day turns into night and one final party in the apartment. When the last box is moved, the fragments of their lives remain. A tragicomic catastrophe film. A poetic ballad about change and transience.

“a novel cinematic language… the characters’ interior lives became the primary focus… capturing the things people do when they think no one’s watching… and when they desperately wish they were”

—Peter Debruge for Variety

About the filmmakers:

Born in Aarberg, Switzerland in 1982, twins Ramon and Silvan Zürcher studied film production (Ramon) and directing (Silvan) at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). Their striking debut feature The Strange Little Cat premiered at the 2013 Berlinale and won several international awards. In 2015, Silvan participated in Berlinale Talents, and in 2017, the brothers founded the Zürcher Film production company.

Crafted in their signature cinematic language, The Girl and the Spider is the second feature in a planned trilogy about human togetherness.

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