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Run Time: 98 minutes
Fifteen-year-old Mia has never felt she belongs in her family. After her dad gets a new job and she’s forced to change schools late in the year, the tension between Mia and her parents only grows. Lonely and angsty, she tries to fit in with the popular girls, who spend their time drinking and shoplifting. On top of dealing with all of the normal problems that come with being a rebellious teenage girl, Mia begins to experience inexplicable changes in her body: her toes start to grow together, her legs become covered in bruises... and she develops a strange appetite for eating the fish in her mom’s aquarium. Plagued with inner turmoil, Mia tries to numb the reality of her metamorphosis with sex, drugs, and alcohol, but her mysterious transformation soon becomes impossible to hide. A captivating and twisted blend of genres, BLUE MY MIND is a unique coming-of-age fantasy set in the modern world. (In Swiss German with subtitles) —G.S.
Tower City Cinemas
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 6:20 PM
Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 12:00 PM
New Direction Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Actress and director Lisa Brühlmann was born in 1981 in Zurich, Switzerland. She studied acting at the Charlottenburg Drama School in Berlin and film directing at the Zurich University of the Arts. In addition to filmmaking, she works part-time as a drama teacher. BLUE MY MIND won the Critics’ Choice Award and the Golden Eye Award at the Zurich Film Festival.
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