Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Earwig

Year: 2021
Country: UNITED KINGDOM, FRANCE
Language: English
Run Time: 114 minutes

Earwig
Earwig
Earwig
Earwig
Earwig

Abandoned by her family, young Mia has been left in the care of Albert, a solemn middle-aged man who takes his daily tasks very seriously. Albert has been given specific instructions in caring for Mia, including replacing her teeth over and over again in a very particular way. Why? Because Mia’s teeth are made entirely out of ice. Fitting Mia with a special contraption that collects her saliva throughout the day, Albert freezes the saliva in the form of Mia’s teeth. Their mysterious routine is carried out in almost complete silence, with all of the shutters closed. Mia is forbidden from leaving the apartment and spends her days wandering the creaking halls...that is, until an anonymous voice, referred to only as “the master,” phones Albert instructing him to prepare to bring the girl into the outside world. What follows is a series of bizarre twists and turns that unfold gradually into the backdrop of this dark fantasy world. Strange and surreal, EARWIG is gothic horror that melts as slowly as the ice dentures in Mia’s mouth. —G.S.

CIFF46 Screenings

KeyBank State Theatre

Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 9:55 PM

Friday, April 01, 2022 at 2:30 PM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Related Event
46th CIFF College Program

Sidebars
After Hours
Only at Playhouse Square

Competitions
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
International Narrative Competition

Director

Director
Lucile Hadžihalilović

Producers
Jean des Forêts, Amélie Jacquis, Andy Starke, Jean-Yves Roubin, Cassandre Warnauts

Screenwriting
Lucile Hadžihalilović, Geoff Cox

Cinematography
Jonathan Ricquebourg

Editing
Adam Finch

Principal Cast
Paul Hilton, Romola Garaï, Alex Lawther, Romane Hemelaers

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