Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Murina

Year: 2021
Country: CROATIA, USA, BRAZIL, SLOVENIA
Language: Croatian, English
Run Time: 92 minutes

Murina

Sun-kissed hillsides and waves lapping the shore of an island floating in the Adriatic Sea is paradise for most, but not for Julija. Even though it’s home, it may as well be a prison. It’s no secret Julija despises her father, Ante, who’s constantly berating her and belittling her breathtakingly beautiful mother, Lela. Forced to spear fish alongside her father daily and endure his controlling taunts, Julija manages to rebel in whatever small ways she can. When Javier, a wealthy businessman and lifelong friend of Ante, pays the family a visit, Julija longs for a life where Javier is her loving, supportive father. Javier and Lela’s romantic tension signals a past that could never be. Although degrading and abusive, Ante is not blind and sees the rifts Javier’s presence is carving through his family. An ominous coming-of-age story, MURINA overflows with jealousy, conflicted passion, and delightfully menacing intentions. —A.B.

CIFF46 Screenings

Upper Allen

Thursday, April 07, 2022 at 5:05 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: Regional: OH, PA, MI, IN
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Sidebar
Women of the World

Competitions
George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director

Director
Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović

Producers
Danijel Pek, Rodrigo Teixeira

Screenwriting
Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović, Frank Graziano

Cinematography
Hélène Louvart

Editing
Vladimir Gojun

Principal Cast
Gracija Filipovic, Danica Curcic, Leon Lucev, Cliff Curtis

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