The Girl and the Spider
Director: Ramon Zürcher, Silvan Zürcher Run Time: 99 min. Release Year: 2021 Language: German
Starring: André Hennicke, Flurin Giger, Henriette Confurius, Liliane Amuat, Ursina Lardi
Lisa is moving. Upheaval all around: Her mother flirts with a handyman. An eccentric woman seems to be preparing for a glamorous event. A family next door returns from vacation. And a girl documents the adventurous day. As boxes are transported, walls painted white, and furniture is assembled, underlying problems in need of fixing are revealed, a to-do list expands, and desires and needs flair up… A tragicomic catastrophe film. A poetic ballad about change and transience. After The Strange Little Cat, this is the second part of a planned trilogy about human togetherness.
World Cinema, Drama
“Deliciously ambiguous…[The] Zürchers’ movies are like prisms, capturing the things people do when they think no one’s watching…and when they desperately wish they were.” ~Peter DeBruge, Variety