Swedish premiere/Méliès d’Argent Competition
Mia, an awkward teenage girl who has recently moved to a new town, faces unexpected changes that put everything she’s ever cared about in perspective. The 15 year-old’s need to fit in with the cool kids at her new school and the frustrating relationship with the parents, who barely know her anymore, turn her transformation into an especially cruel form of torture.
Heiress of Ginger Snaps’ coming-of-age metaphor, also portrayed years later in bloodier fashion in Julia Ducournau’s Raw, Blue My Mind originally captures the difficulties of stepping into adulthood and learning about acceptance through the eyes of a teenage girl.
An impressive and surreal opera prima from Swiss director Lisa Brühlmann.
“[Director Lisa] Brühlmann brings in body horror and mutilation on a level rivaling Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, but she mixes it with teen angst and existentialism” – Shannon Liao, The Verge