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Everything is in its proper place, yet nothing is ever what or where it seems. The Girl and the Spider charts several days in the lives of two young women who have shared an apartment: one is in the process of moving out while the other is staying behind. Though its setup is simple, the film—and the ambiguous relationship between the women—is anything but. The architectural precision of the filmmaking belies the inchoate longings that appear to course through the two roommates. As a succession of friends, neighbors, family members, carpenters and movers come and go, the apartment itself becomes an all-seeing, silent presence.  The Girl and the Spider is written and directed by twin brothers Ramon and Silvan Zürcher. It won the Best Director prize at the 2021 Berlin Film Festival. (99 min / in German with subtitles)

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