Film Screening: The Girl and the Spider


From 22 June 2021




Garage Screen summer cinema
Film Screening: The Girl and the SpiderFilm Screening: The Girl and the Spider


Mara and Lisa are old friends and former flatmates in Berlin. Their life under the same roof is coming to an end: Lisa is moving into a new flat and leaving Mara in their once shared space—perhaps, leaving her in the past. The second film by Swiss directors Ramon and Silvan Zurcher is a low-key yet poignant picture about the daily inner disasters that remain unseen to the eye and barely audible. The picture shared the Best Director prize in the Encounters program and received a FIPRESCI prize at the Berlin International Film Festival 2021.

The Girl and the Spider is the second film in the" human togetherness" trilogy by twin directors Ramon and Silvan Zurcher (after The Strange Little Cat, 2013). Like the first picture, it is set inside geometric interiors and completely focused on its characters: their faces, their personalities, and their borderline, if peaceful on the surface, states.

The ambiguous, unrealized, and at times fierce relationships between the characters who clash and dominate one another onscreen create a dazzling kaleidoscope—a web of glances, hints, inner dramas, and passions. Working with subtexts, the Zurcher brothers expand the space of their "doll house" through the impressive score—a skillfully orchestrated cacophony of the knocking and clashing sounds of the move and renovation that bring to mind "the sound of a breaking string" from Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. The unexpected musical theme of The Girl and the Spider, Eugen Doga's waltz Gramophone underscores the surrealist yet very recognizable feeling behind the story that unfolds on the screen.

The film will be screened in German with Russian subtitles.

The Girl and the Spider
Directors: Ramon and Silvan Zurcher
Switzerland, 2021. 98 min. 18+


Standard: 400 rubles
Student: 300 rubles*


 GARAGE cardholders: 200 RUB**

Tickets for seniors, veterans, large families, under 18s, and visitors with disabilities (with one carer): 200 RUB**

We recommend that you buy tickets in advance. All ticket categories are available online.

* Students aged 18–25 on production of relevant ID
** Please show proof of eligibility at the cinema entrance