Albert is employed to look after Mia, a girl with teeth of ice. Mia never leaves their apartment, where the shutters are always closed. The telephone rings regularly and the Master enquires after Mia’s wellbeing.
Until the day Albert is instructed that he must prepare the child to leave...
"Now 60 and only three features into her career, Hadzihalilovic is one of the very few filmmakers who actually qualifies as “Lynchian” and I hope she comes back around more often"
FILMMAKER MAGAZINE - Sept 10, 2021 - Vadim Rizov
"Earwig is Hadzihalilovic's first English language film, but it’s her dreary discombobulating of space and time that makes her newest flick stand out"
THE PLAYLIST - Sept 7, 2021 - Andrew Bundy
"It does show how Hadžhalilović is a rare breed among genre directors today, especially those specializing in body horror. Like a good surgeon, she works at her own rhythm, administering gore and violence with extreme caution, killing us but doing it ever so softly. The knife cuts carefully but it cuts deep"
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER - September 10, 2021
Albert: Paul Hilton
Mia: Romane Hemelaers
Celeste: Romola Garaï
Laurence: Alex Lawther
The Stranger: Peter Van Den Begin
Marie: Anastasia Robin
The Dentist: Michael Pas
The Concierge: Isabelle De Hertogh
The Receptionist: Marie Bos
Director: Lucile Hadzihalilovic
Screenplay: Lucile Hadzihalilovic & Geoff Cox
Based on EARWIG, a novel by B. Catling
Cinematography: Jonathan Ricquebourg
Set Design: Julia Irribarria
Saliva-Collecting Apparatus: Marc Caro
Benoît Polvêche ~ Christine Polis
Original Music: Augustin Viard produced by Warren Ellis
Crystal Baschet: Artist Nicolas Becker
Editing: Adam Finch
VFX by MILK
Anti-Worlds • Andy Starke
Petit Film • Jean des Forêts ~ Amélie Jacquis
British Film Institute
Channel Four Television Corporation