Blue My Mind

SUI 2017
Director : Lisa Brühlmann
Cast : Luna Wedler, Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen, Regula Grauwiller, Georg Scharegg

97 Min. | OmU | Original with german Subtitles

Midnite Xpress

15-year-old Mia and her family have moved. In a new city and at a new school she desperately tries to connect with anyone. To make friends with the popular Gina and her clique, she is willing to do anything. She leaves her comfort zone, takes drugs and has sex. But the moment the peer pressure begins to change her identity, something disturbing happens. Her toes begin to grow together and she suddenly develops a ravenous appetite for fish. Live fish. Scared of being ostracized and losing her freshly won popularity, she does everything to seem normal and to stop her transformation. But to no avail. The disturbing transformation comes to its completion. With brutal honesty, director Lisa Brühlmann shows us growing-up as an oppressive Kafkaesque metamorphosis, a futile attempt to escape social constraints. »Blue My Mind« is no regular coming-of-age movie, but a provocative and refreshing portrait of the anatomy of being different.

A charming yet dangerous emotional rollercoaster.
Cineuropa, Giorgia Del Don