“Murina” is headed stateside. A press launch introduced that Kino Lorber snagged North American rights to Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic’s coming-of-age story set on a Croatian island. The pic took house the Digicam d’Or award for finest first characteristic at Cannes Movie Competition final yr.
Penned by Kusijanovic and Frank Graziano, “Murina” tells the story of Julija (Gracija Filipovic), a teenage lady who finds herself drawn to her controlling father’s enterprise affiliate.
“It was essential for me to painting each the [evolution] and the constraints we expertise whereas rising into ourselves — that’s ‘Murina’ for me. It’s the path of birthing your self. It’s going via the storm, and thru deep underwater tunnels,” Kusijanovic told us. Requested what she’d like audiences to consider after watching the movie, the writer-director stated, “The resilience, energy, and hope all of us have as our youthful selves — one thing that degenerates over time. I want to deliver folks to that emotional place to reclaim it. I would love them to regain that childlike religion of the unknown, the all-powerful nature, or some would possibly name it the divine.”
The filmmaker shared that the very best and worst recommendation she’s acquired is “to be humble.”
“Murina” screened within the Administrators’ Fortnight part at Cannes.
“It’s no surprise ‘Murina’ took house the Digicam d’Or at Cannes, because it’s uncommon to see such assured directing in a primary characteristic,” stated Kino Lorber Senior Vice President Wendy Lidell. “Kusijanović infuses this seaside coming-of-age story with a robust undercurrent of awakening sexuality, mounting rigidity, and a wave of feminist fury aimed squarely on the shackling affect of a sexist society.”
Kusijanović added. “It’s a privilege to be a part of the Kino Lorber household. They domesticate many essential filmmakers and preserve their work obtainable to audiences and all the time related. Their catalogue is a superb place for ‘Murina.’”
No phrase on a launch date but, however “Murina” was not too long ago introduced because the Opening Evening choice of the First Look Competition at New York’s Museum of the Shifting Picture, set to happen March 16-20.
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