Girl and the Spider
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The Girl and the Spider
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.
Winner - Best Director, Encounters, Berlinale
Winner - FIPRESCI Prize, Berlinale
"Thrilling, thrilling cinema. Order and chaos fighting it out at the level of form and content." -Erika Balsom, The Film Comment Podcast
“Wondrous.” -The New York Times
“A symphony of separation and solitude.” -Allan Hunter, Screen
“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.” -Variety
“Terribly exciting.” -Rogerebert.com
With “The Girl and the Spider,” the Swiss filmmakers Ramon and Silvan Zürcher, the identical twins behind the exceptional debut “The Strange Little Cat,” have made their second feature in a row that invites viewers to get lost in an apartment — or in this case, more than one. Set over two days, “The ...