Feature (2017)

Director: Lisa Brühlmann / Screenplay: Lisa Brühlmann
Cast: Luna Wedler, Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen, Regula Grauwiller, Georg Scharegg, Martin Rapold, Rachel Braunschweig

Just before the summer vacation 15-year-old Mia and her parents move to the suburbs of Zürich. She has long felt estranged from her parents, and when she asks whether she might be adopted her mother is offended – but doesn’t reply. While Mia plunges into the wild teenaged existence in an attempt to cope with it all, her body begins to change in a strange way. First it’s hardly noticeable, but then the change comes 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 stop what is about to break over her like a tidal wave. But nature is more powerful. Mia’s transformation progresses inexorably, and the being slumbering within her for years… is starting to gain the upper hand.

97min / Production company: tellfilm & Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK / World sales: Be For Films / Distributor: Frenetic Films / World premiere: 65. International Film Festival of San Sebastian 2017 (New Directors)

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