Murina

Winner
Golden Camera
Cannes Film Festival
A superb study in sustained subliminal menace…this tense drama takes aim at the patriarchy with sinister restraint.

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Murina

On a remote island along Croatia’s Adriatic coast, 17-year-old Julija spends her days diving for eel with her domineering father Ante and watching other teens party on a nearby yacht. Julija bristles at Ante’s heavy handed cruelty and resents her mother Nela’s passivity. She longs for independence but is unsure how to achieve it, until the arrival of the rich and mysterious Javier seems to offer a way out.

Equal parts fiery feminist outcry and stirring coming-of-age drama, the film announces director Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović as a major new talent in world cinema.

"An exceptional debut. If Patricia Highsmith had ever written a coming-of-age story set on the rocky, clear-watered Croatian coastline, it might have looked a lot like Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović’s bright, brooding debut. The perfect, darkly dazzling vehicle for a sunshine noir." - Variety
Not Rated
Genre
Women and Film, Drama
Runtime
92
Language
Croatian, English
Director
Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović
Writer(s)
Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović
Cast
Gracija Filipović, Danica Curcic, Leon Lučev, Cliff Curtis
Awards:
Winner, Golden Camera, Cannes Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW
Esther Zuckerman, Thrillist

When director Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović worked with the young actress Gracija Filipović on the 2017 short film 'Into the Blue,' something clicked. "It was like hormones and the actual coming-of-age happening in front of my eyes in this natural setting that was in conflict with this inner nature ...

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