Blue My Mind
Director: Lisa Brühlmann
Cast: Luna Wedler, Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen, Regula Grauwiller
Rights: Be For Films
Language: Swiss German
Length: 97 minutes
Available from 17/12/2020 to 31/01/2021.
The best Swiss film of 2018 is a fantastic Coming-of-age drama that delicately mixes realistic puberty angst with fantastical metamorphosis. Just before the summer vacation 15-year-old Mia and her parents move to the suburbs of Zürich. Mia has long felt estranged from her parents, and when she asks whether she might be adopted her mother becomes offended – but doesn‘t reply. While Mia plunges into a wild teenager existence in an attempt to cope with it all, her body begins to change oddly. First hardly noticeably, but then with a force that threatens to drive her out of her mind. In her despair she attempts to numb herself with sex and drugs, hoping to halt the tidal wave that is overwhelming her. Nature is more powerful. Mia’s transformation progresses inexorably, and she turns into the being which has slumbered within her for years… Winner of 3 Quartz Awards (The Swiss Film Awards) – Best Film, Best Screenplay (Lisa Brühlmann) and Best Lead Actress (Luna Wedler, playing Mia) and presented at numerous festivals: Locarno, San Sebastian, Seattle, Zurich, Montreal Fantasia and others.