Murina

by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović

Morena, orig. Murina, 2021, coproduction, fiction, 2,39:1/2,35:1, c, 92 min
Finished

On a remote Croatian island, the restless teenager Julija and her young mother lead an isolated life under her retired father’s oppressive hand. However, tides change when a charming family friend arrives, sparking in Julija the feeling of an undeniable connection.

Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović

Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović (hr) is a writer, director, and producer born in Dubrovnik and based in New York. Her short film Into the Blue received an award at the 67th Berlin IFF, the Youth Jury Award at the 63rd Oberhausen FF, the Heart of Sarajevo at the 23rd Sarajevo FF, and was nominated for the Student Academy Award. Antoneta is an alumna of the Résidence du Festival of Cinéfondation, Jerusalem Film Lab, the Berlinale Talent Lab, Sarajevo Talent Lab, La Femis Producing Atelier, and Marcie Bloom Fellowship. She holds an MFA in Directing from Columbia University in New York, a Masters in Producing from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb, Croatia, and is a member of the Academy of The Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences, Oscars.

WP:
Festival de Cannes, Director's Fortnight, 2021

Awards:
Golden Camera best first feature (Festival de Cannes, 2021)

screenwriters
Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović, Frank Graziano
director
Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović
producers
Danijel Pek, Rodrigo Teixeira
co-producers
Zdenka Gold, Jožko Rutar, Miha Černec
director of photography
Hélène Louvart
music composers
Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine
film editor
Vladimir Gojun
production designer
Ivan Veljača
costume designer
Amela Bakšić
key make-up artist
Snježana Gorup
sound designer
Julij Zornik
cast
Gracija Filipović, Danica Čurčić, Leon Lučev, Cliff Curtis
production
Antitalent, RT Features
co-production
Spiritus Movens, Zavod SPOK, Staragara, zavod za kulturne dejavnosti, RTV Slovenija
co-funding
Slovenian Film Centre, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Croatian Radiotelevision
sales
The Match Factory