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Finntastic! Hatching + Puppet Master

Finntastic! Hatching + Puppet Master

Finntastic! Hatching + Puppet Master

Dir. Hanna Bergholm
102 min

Finntastic! New Films from Finland | September 8-10

The Finntastic! film series showcases the exciting vision and new work by prize-winning female directors from Finland. Finntastic! is curated by MSPIFF programmer Alissa Simon in collaboration with the Finnish Film Foundation.

Saturday, September 9 at 8:30 PM | Presenting two fantastical films by writer/director Hanna Bergholm: Hatching, preceded by her short film Puppet Master.

About the Films

Hatching (Pahanhautoja)
Finland | Written & Directed by Hanna Bergholm | 2022 | 91 min | Finnish | Fiction, Horror

12-year-old gymnast Tinja tries desperately to please her mother, a woman obsessed with presenting the image of a perfect family life to the world through her popular blog. Then, one night, Tinja finds a strange egg. She hides it, she keeps it warm. And when it hatches, what emerges is beyond belief…

Puppet Master (Nukkemestari)
Finland | Written & Directed by Hanna Bergholm | 2018 | 15 min | No dialogue | Fiction, Fantasy

A lonely woman, yearning to be caressed, allows a man to transform her into a puppet. Puppet Master is a fantasy drama that combines actors and puppets in a poetic story about longing for love, living in an objectifying relationship and clinging to another person.

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Film Details

Program: Finntastic! New Films From Finland
Release Year: 2022
Runtime: 102 min
Country/Region: Finland, Sweden
Language: Finnish
Tags: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Women Directors


Director: Hanna Bergholm
Screenwriter: Hanna Bergholm, Ilja Rautsi