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Shudder Theatre at Los Feliz 3 | Beyond Fest 2021
This screening is free courtesy of our sponsors. Ticket RSVP will be available 9am the day of the event on this page. There will be a standby line. This is a vaccinated-only screening.
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Somewhere in Europe, sometime after the major world wars, Albert (Paul Hilton) has been employed by a mysterious agency to look after Mia, a girl with teeth made of ice. Every day their routine consists of replacing her teeth, making sure she is healthy and reporting to the Master on her wellbeing. However, Albert’s already-stressed mind will be put under unbearable pressure when, out of nowhere, the Master asks him to prepare Mia to leave; he is to deliver her elsewhere.
Lucile Hadžihalilović continues to craft breathtaking cinematic universes, this time focusing on a broken, post-war Europe occupied by equally broken people. Her fascination with rituals and routines—and what happens when they are taken away—finds life in Albert, a man who can only find purpose through his mission and underneath whose veneer of order and duty lies a sense of ugly violence and lost envy.
Set in a city that seems to be occupied by ghosts, EARWIG explores Albert’s loss of control with a cold and detached eye as it examines the cross-generational effects trauma can have. An astute, frightening, and brilliant film, EARWIG cements Lucile Hadžihalilović as one of the leading cinematic voices of any generation.
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