Narrative Feature | 95 minutes

HIFF 2021

 Narrative Competition

Directed by
Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović

Produced by
Danijel Pek, Rodrigo Teixeira

Written by
Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović, Frank Graziano

Gracija Filipović, Danica Čurčić, Cliff Curtis, Leon Lučev

2021 | Croatian/English | Croatia/Brazil/USA/Slovenia

On an exquisite Croatian island, tensions rise between father Ante (Leon Lučev) and daughter Julija (Gracija Filipović), as Ante’s verbally abusive patriarchal ways become too much for Julija to bear. When a millionaire friend of Ante’s comes to visit, Julija sets into motion a plan that will force an already strained relationship towards its fiery breaking point. Gorgeously shot on a location bathed in sunlight and blue waters, a passionate tale unfolds, marked by a perfectly paced descent into rebellion. Director Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović’s brutal yet luscious first feature won her the Golden Camera at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.