Thirteen year old Julija and her mother flee their abusive household to find refuge on an idyllic croatian island where Julija grew up. Emotionally scarred, Julija is desperate to reconnect with her best friend, Ana. But Ana is in love with a boy and Julija is no longer a priority. Ana’s mounting rejection re-ignites Julija’s wounds and family history, awakening the monster of violence she thought she’s left behind.

Title
Into the Blue
Director
Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović
Country
Croatia, Slovenia, Sweden
Length
22 min
Festival
2017
Section
Short Film Competition
Language
Croatian
Subtitle
English subtitles
Premiere status
Swedish Premiere
Production year
2017
Original title
U Plavetnilo
Cast
Gracija Filipović, Vidaković Natrlin, Dominik Duždević, Andro Režić
Producer
Zoran Dževerdanović, Vlaho Krile, Barbara Vekaric, Karolina Berkell-Kirk
Script
Christina Lazaridi
Music
Evgueni Galperine, Ivan Marinkovic
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