DAS MÄDCHEN UND DIE SPINNE

Switzerland

Synopsis

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.

Director's Statement

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, a tragicomic catastrophe film.

Director's Biography

Ramon and Silvan Zürcher are twin brothers born in 1982. After high school in Switzerland, Ramon completes a Visual Arts degree at the Bern School of Arts (HKB) while Silvan studies at the Universities of Bern and Zurich. They both study at the German Film and TV Academy Berlin (DFFB) and complete 2013 their degree with the feature-length fiction film THE STRANGE LITTLE CAT, which premieres at the Berlinale Forum in 2013 and is shown at numerous international festivals (incl. Toronto, Cannes, Viennale, New Directors/ New Films) and receives several awards. THE GIRL AND THE SPIDER is their second feature-length film.

FILMOGRAPHY:
2021 - DAS MÄDCHEN UND DIE SPINNE
2013 – DAS MERKWÜRDIGE KÄTZCHEN

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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Ramon Zürcher, Silvan Zürcher

Written by: Ramon Zürcher, Silvan Zürcher

Produced by: Aline Schmid, Adrian Blaser

Cinematography: Alexander Hasskerl

Editing: Ramon Zürcher, Katharina Bhend

Production Design: Sabina Winkler, Mortimer Chen

Costume Design: Anne-Sophie Raemy

Make-Up & Hair: Simone Enkerli

Original Score: Philippe Moll

Sound: Balthasar Jucker

Visual Effects: Eugen Danzinger

Main Cast: Henriette Confurius (Mara), Liliane Amuat (Lisa), Ursina Lardi (Astrid), Ivan Georgiev (Markus), André M. Hennicke (Jurek), Sabine Timoteo (Karen)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2021