Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #19. Ramon & Silvan Zürcher’s Der Spatz im Kamin
Der Spatz im Kamin
This latest micro indie film from Ramon and Silvan Zürcher titled Der Spatz im Kamin (which translates to The Sparrow in the Chimney) would have filmed last summer in the Swiss city of Bern – and it completes the trilogy of films. It’s a dysfunctional family film enlisted players Maren Eggert, Britta Hammelstein, Andreas Döhler and Milian Zerzawy. The Strange Little Cat (2013) and The Girl and the Spider (2021) have been acclaimed critically.
Gist: Karen (Maren Eggert) and Markus (Andreas Döhler) live with their children in Karen’s parents’ house. Karen’s sister Jule (Britta Hammelstein) travels with her family to Markus’ birthday party. While Karen takes everyone’s breath away with her domineering manner, Jule is the complete opposite. Gradually a front forms against Karen until everything escalates into a fiery inferno. An inferno that destroys the old to create the new.
Release Date/Prediction: We think this has a legit shot at a comp slot homecoming in Locarno.