The Girl and the Spider (Das Mädchen und die Spinne) [In-Person Only]
$13 General Admission
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** Awarded the FIPRESCI Prize and Encounters Award, Best Director, at Berlin International Film Festival **
As her roommate Lisa prepares to move out of their apartment, Mara contemplates the end of an era. Furniture is moved, walls painted, cupboards built. Amid all the hustle and bustle, secret longings and desires come to the surface and coalesce around the roommates as well as around Lisa’s mother Astrid, the movers, the girls’ old neighbors, the neighbors’ cat, Lisa’s new neighbor and an ever-expanding cast of characters. Day turns into night and one final party in the apartment. When the last box is moved, the fragments of their lives remain.
The Zürcher brothers compose a poetic panopticon of forms of human relationships that is at once a study of everyday life, a fairytale and a psychological portrait of a brittle world. Following The Strange Little Cat, The Girl and the Spider is the second installment in a trilogy about human togetherness, a ballad about the need for closeness and the pain of separation.
Synopsis and stills courtesy of Cinema Guild.
“Wonderfully discombobulating…Demands and rewards repeat viewings; it’s different, and more entrancing, every time.” – The New York Times
“Deliciously ambiguous … capturing the things people do when they think no one’s watching … and when they desperately wish they were.” – Peter DeBruge, Variety
“Thrilling, thrilling cinema. Order and chaos fighting it out at the level of form and content.” – Erika Balsom, The Film Comment Podcast