The Girl and the Spider

  • Ramon Zürcher, Silvan Zürcher
  • Switzerland (2021)
  • 18+
98 min

Ostensibly a simple film about one housemate moving to another house, brothers Ramon and Silvan Zürcher’s The Girl and the Spider is one of this year’s most intricately staged and densely imagined films. Grounding the movie is a dance between connection and disconnection – moving to a new house, leaving a relationship, opening a door, finding a cold sore – shot and staged in such a way as to not only blur the film’s two homes, as if mirrors for one another, but also charge each object and person within the film with a palpable latent and surreal energy that could come alive at any moment.

One of cinema’s great dilemmas is how do you make the mundane domesticity of everyday life exciting, and as The Girl and the Spider builds to its climax, we see a new solution to this problem. Stunning.

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  • Language
    German
  • Director
    Ramon Zürcher, Silvan Zürcher
  • Cast
    Henriette Confurius, Ursina Lardi, Flurin Giger
  • Screenwriter
    Ramon Zürcher, Silvan Zürcher
  • Genre
    Drama

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