This screening is presented in the SPIELBERG auditorium at the EGYPTIAN THEATRE
WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF SWITZERLAND IN LOS ANGELES
Switzerland (2017), 97 min. DCP Projection
Swiss-German with English Subtitles
Director Lisa Brühlmann
Screenplay Lisa Brühlmann
Cinematography Gabriel Lobos
Cast Luna Wedler, Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen, Regula Grauwiller, Georg Scharegg
Producers Stefan Jäger, Katrin Renz, Filippo Bonacci
Production CompanyTELLFILM, and ZHdK
When 15-year-old Mia (Wedler) moves to the suburbs of Zürich, she must adjust to life in a new town and high school. Eagerly wanting to fit in, she joins a clique of popular girls headed by Gianna (Pastelle Holthuizen), and plunges into a wild teenage existence in an attempt to cope.
For Mia, the experience of puberty, and its effects on her rapidly changing body, take a horrific turn; one that is accompanied by webbed toes and dark, scaly patches on her skin. In her despair, she attempts to numb herself with sex and drugs, hoping to halt the tidal wave of physical change that is overwhelming her. As she gradually loses herself to her own manic behavior, ultimately transforming into the being that has slumbered within her for years, Mia seeks help from Gianna to save herself.
Deftly blending fantasy with the grotesque elements of body horror, Writer-Director Lisa Brühlmann creates a unique, otherworldly coming-of-age story filled with magical realism.
$12- / General Audiences
$10- / Seniors, Students
$8- / Cinematheque Members
$9.- / FoG Members (box office only, must present membership card)
- SWISS FILM AWARDS, 2018 - Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Fiction Film,
- FILM FESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PRIZE, 2018 Best Director
staged her first play when she was eight years old. After school, she studied acting in Berlin. Following theatre studies, she played a variety of roles in TV productions and movies in Germany and Switzerland. She studied film at the University of the Arts in Zürich, where she now works as a director/writer. BLUE MY MIND (2017) is her debüt feature film.
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