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Director: Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović
2022 / 94min / DCP
On a remote island off Croatia’s Adriatic coast, tensions escalate between restless, independent-minded 17-year-old Julija (Gracija Filipović, in a star-making turn) and her domineering father, Ante, when the arrival of a wealthy family friend, Javier, threatens to re-open old wounds. As Ante haggles over a life-changing deal with Javier, Julija finds herself drawn towards her globe-trotting visitor, who offers her a glimpse of liberation—as well as a taste of desire and violence. The lush Mediterranean setting, as masterfully shot by cinematographer Hélène Louvart (The Lost Daughter, Happy as Lazzaro), acquires a sinister beauty in this piercing coming-of-age drama, executive produced by Martin Scorsese.
Intro from director Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović + a Q&A moderated by Alissa Wilkinson from Vox 6:45pm Friday, July 8
Intro from director Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović + a Q&A moderated by Metrograph Programmer Lydia Ogwang 7:15pm Saturday, July 9