11/19/2018 17:30 – Caligari FilmBühne

Switzerland 2017 97 min Swiss-German-Alemannic-Alsatian original version with German subtitles

by Lisa Brühlmann

Script: Lisa Brühlmann, DoP: Gabriel Lobos, Editor: Noëmi Preiswerk, Production: tellfilm, Producers: Stefan Jäger, Katrin Renz, Cast: Luna Wedler, Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen, Regula Grauwiller, Georg Scharegg

Just before the summer vacation, 15-year-old Mia and her parents move to the suburbs of a new town. She has long felt estranged from her parents, and when she asks whether she might be adopted her mother becomes offended – but doesn’t reply. While Mia plunges into a wild teenager existence in an attempt to cope with it all, her body begins to change oddly. First hardly noticeably, but then with a force that threatens to drive her out of her mind. In her despair she attempts to numb herself with sex and drugs, hoping to halt the tidal wave that is overwhelming her. But nature is more powerful.

“An astonishing debut, BLUE MY MIND plunges into turbulent waters, and even as its central conceit becomes apparent we can never be sure quite where the current will carry us. Wedler is superb and immerses herself in her character. There are no weak links in the supporting cast. Though it often makes for uncomfortable viewing, this is a film you won’t want to miss.” (, Jennie Kermode)

Lisa Brühlmann, born in Zürich/Switzerland in 1981, staged her first play when she was eight years old. After school she went to Berlin to study acting. Following theatre studies she played a variety of roles in various TV productions and movies in Germany and Switzerland. With a desire to learn more about the process of filmmaking, she studied film at the University of the Arts in Zürich/Switzerland. She now works as a director/writer and is based in Zürich.

Filmography: 2010 FRÜHLINGSERWACHEN; FLÜGGE, 2012 IRGENDWIE, 2013 HYLAS UND DIE NYMPHEN, 2015 MÄGE (all short films); PERIPHERIE (episode PATRIA), 2018 BLUE MY MIND

Awards (selection): Director Award (Max Ophüls Preis, Saarbrücken/Germany 2018), Swiss Film Prize for Best Script, Best Feature Film and Best Main Actor to Luna Wedler (Zürich/Switzerland 2018)

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