Into the Blue
Original title: U Plavetnilo
Croatia, Slovenia, Sweden, 2017, 22 min.
Director: Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovi
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Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Film genre: Feature film
Thirteen year old Julija and her mother flee their abusive household to find refuge on an idyllic croatian island where Julija grew up. Emotionally scarred, Julija is desperate to reconnect with her best friend, Ana. But Ana is in love with a boy and Julija is no longer a priority. Ana’s mounting rejection re-ignites Julija’s wounds and family history, awakening the monster of violence she thought she’s left behind.
Berlinale Generation 2017 (special mention)
Int. Short film Festival Oberhausen (awarded)
Odense International Filmfestival 2017
Mo& Friese 2017
Study guide: German