Dubai-based Cercamon had taken international rights to Swiss directors Ramon and Silvan Zücher’s drama The Girl And The Spider, ahead of its world premiere in the Berlinale’s Encounters competition. 

Rising young actresses Henriette Confurius and Liliane Amuat lead an ensemble cast as two long-time friends and flatmates whose lives are thrown-up in the air when one of them decides to move out.

The German-language feature is the second work in the Zücher brothers’ trilogy about human togetherness which began with the 2013 family drama The Strange Little Cat.

“We once again take a familiar, everyday scene as the starting point for the film. This time it’s about moving house. It forms the framework for us to tell the story of the separation between the two friends, Mara and Lisa,” they explain. 

The film is produced by Aline Schmid and Adrian Blaser at Geneva-based Beauvoir Films and has also ready been acquired by Salzgeber and Xenix Filmdistribution for release in Germany and Switzerland respectively.