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Silvan Zürcher, Ramon Zürcher

Das Mädchen und die Spinne (The Girl and the Spider)

4.2/5
Officiële Selectie – In Competitie 99' - 2021 - Drama - Dialogue: German - Format: DCP
Director: Silvan Zürcher, Ramon Zürcher Composer: Philipp Moll With: Henriette Confurius, Liliane Amuat, Flurin Giger, Ursina Lardi
Lisa is moving out. Mara is left behind. As boxes are shifted, walls painted and cupboards built, abysses begin to open up, yearnings fill the room and an emotional rollercoaster is set in motion.
Mon 11 Oct
12:15
Kinepolis 6
Subtitles: Dutch
Wed 13 Oct
19:45
Kinepolis 8
Subtitles: Dutch
Special guests
Thu 14 Oct
14:30
Kinepolis 4
Subtitles: Dutch
Mon 18 Oct
22:30
Kinepolis 8
Subtitles: Dutch
Tue 19 Oct
22:30
Sphinx 1
Subtitles: Dutch
Over the course of two days and one night, as Lisa moves out of the apartment she has shared with Mara and into the one where she will live alone, many things will break and some will be repaired. “Sibling co-directors Ramon and Silvan Zürcher build another intricate web of latent yearning and silent emotion to follow their 2013 fest hit The Strange Little Cat. 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. (...) Few directors could get away with giving audiences so little context or plot, but the Zürchers succeed in piquing our curiosity, which is all one really needs to sustain a film." - Variety
Lisa is moving out. Mara is left behind. As boxes are shifted, walls painted and cupboards built, abysses begin to open up, yearnings fill the room and an emotional rollercoaster is set in motion. A tragicomic catastrophe film. A poetic ballad about change and transience.

The Swiss twin brothers Ramon and Silvan Zürcher compose a poetic panopticon of forms of human relationships, that meanders between a study of everyday life, a fairy-tale and a psychological portrait of a brittle world. After their Berlinale-hit The Strange Little Cat (2013), The Girl and the Spider is the second instalment of a trilogy about human togetherness. A ballad about the need for closeness and the pain of separation. Pamela embarks on a journey into the unknown, breaking away from the traditions that suffocate her. “Lapin, pizza, amour”. All she has are three words in French and the hope that marriage will change her and her daughter’s destiny.

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Credits

Director

Silvan Zürcher, Ramon Zürcher

Composer

Philipp Moll

With

Henriette Confurius, Liliane Amuat, Flurin Giger, Ursina Lardi

Scenario

Ramon Zürcher, Silvan Zürcher

Director of Photography

Alexander Haßkerl

Editor

Katharina Bhend, Ramon Zürcher

Producer

Aline Schmid, Adrian Blaser

Production studios

Beauvoir Films

More information

Dialogue

German

Subtitles

English, Dutch

Countries of production

Switzerland

Year

2021

Filmography

Silvan Zürcher
Das Mädchen und die Spinne (2021)
Ramon Zürcher
Heute mag ich dieses Lied (short, 2007), Reinhardtstrasse (short, 2009), Passanten (short, 2010), Gestern hat sich meine Freundin ein Fahrrad gekauft (short, 2011), Das merkwürdige Kätzchen (2013), Das Mädchen und die Spinne(2021)

Technical Specs

Format
DCP

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