Hatching is a smart horror film about a 12-year old gymnast girl, Tinja, who does everything to fulfil her mother's high expectations. One day Tinja finds a strange bird egg and starts hatching it until out bursts a bird-like creature. Tinja names the horrifying monster Alli and hides it in her closet. Like baby birds, Alli only eats Tinja’s vomit, and after each feeding it gradually transforms into Tinja’s doppelganger. Tinja's buried aggression and jealousy pushes Alli into increasingly violent attacks until no one is safe.
Hanna Bergholm graduated in 2009 from the University of Art and Design Helsinki with MA in Film Directing. She has directed several awarded short films and also children’s drama series. Hatching is her debut feature film.