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This film was last shown on 16 June 2022

Somewhere in Europe, mid-20th century. Albert (Paul Hilton) is employed to look after Mia (Romane Hemelaers), 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 wellbeing. Until the day Albert is instructed that he must prepare the child to leave and we see Mia start to transform. Earwig made its European premiere at the San Sebastian Film Festival, an adaptation of British sculptor and artist Brian Catlings 2019 novel of the same name. A film so dark, dreamy and full of mystery that somehow ties into a strange painting on the wall. Earwig makes you feel like you can’t be sure that you’re still awake.


Lucile Hadzihalilovic
Alex Lawther, Paul Hilton, Romane Hemelaers


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