The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: UNITED KINGDOM, FRANCE
Run Time: 114 minutes
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.
KeyBank State Theatre
Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 9:55 PM
Friday, April 01, 2022 at 2:30 PM
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No
46th CIFF College Program
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