With the beautiful Croatian coast as a backdrop, this debut feature plunges into the murky depths of patriarchal power structures and tells a sensual story of empowerment. Teenager Julija lives with her parents in a place others flock to for their holidays. But in between dives in the azure waters with her father Ante, tensions are rising in the family. While her mother seems resigned to accepting her husband as he is, Julija is less and less prepared to accept his domineering behaviour. When Javier, a wealthy friend of the family, turns up, the patriarchal façade crumbles. Julija sees a chance to take her life in her hands. (Filmfest Hamburg)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Murina (2021; MIOB New Vision Award 2022) - U plavetnilo (Into the Blue, 2017, short) - If We Must Die (2016, short) - Christmas Tree (2015, short) - Oko za oko (Eye for an Eye, 2015, short) - Nonina (2013, short)
2022: MIOB New Vision Award
European Panorama Fiction 2023
Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović
Croatia / Brazil / USA / Slovenia 2021
92 minutes
Croatian / English
OV with German subtitles
Screenplay Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović, Frank Graziano
Cinematography Hélène Louvart, Zoran Mikinčić-Budin
Editing Vladimir Gojun
Sound/Sounddesign Julij Zornik
Music Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine
With Gracija Filipović, Danica Čurčić, Leon Lučev, Cliff Curtis
Producer(s) Danijel Pek, Rodrigo Teixeira
Antitalent, RT Features, Spiritus Movens, SPOK Films, Staragara
World Sales
The Match Factory
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Cannes Film Festival 2021