Blue My Mind

Lisa Brühlmann

Things are not going very well for Mia. She’s just had to move to a new town where she doesn’t know anyone at her new school. She doesn’t get on with her parents. She joins in with a group of cool chicks who spend their time shoplifting, drinking, taking drugs and partying.

But there’s more up with Mia than just ‘normal’ teenage rebellion. She drinks salt water and consumes the fish in her mother's aquarium. On the day she gets her first period, she also finds that other, more far-reaching changes are taking place in her body – changes that go much further than she would like. She tries to blot this out through drink and drugs, but there is no stopping the inevitable.

Brühlmann’s mysterious coming-of-age drama provides a poignant but unsettling look at blossoming sexuality and friendships. The huge confusion of emotions unleashed in Mia’s metamorphosis is beautifully portrayed by young actress Luna Wedler. 

With IFFR Live screening on Sat 27 Jan.

Screenings

  • Doelen Willem Burger Zaal
    English subtitles
    Sat 27 Jan Buy
  • Oude Luxor
    English subtitles
    Sat 27 Jan Buy
  • Pathé 7
    English subtitles
    Sun 28 Jan Buy
  • Pathé 3
    English subtitles
    Wed 31 Jan Buy
  • Pathé 1
    English subtitles
    Sat 3 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Lisa Brühlmann
Country
Switzerland
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
97’
Language
German
Producer
Filippo Bonacci, Stefan Jäger, Katrin Renz
Production Company
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, tellfilm
Sales
Be For Films
Writer
Lisa Brühlmann
Cinematography
Gabriel Lobos
Editor
Noemi Preiswerk
Production Design
Marlen Grassinger
Sound Design
Gina Keller
Music
Thomas Kuratli
Cast
Luna Wedler, Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen, Regula Grauwiller, Georg Scharegg, Lou Haltinner, Yaël Meier, Nicola Perot
Website
https://www.bluemymind.ch