BLUE MY MIND by Lisa Brühlmann begins its festival career in competition “New Directors” at the Festival de San Sebastian, followed by the 13th Zurich Film Festival and the festivals in Sao Paulo, Rome and Austin/Texas. The film will start in Swiss cinemas on 9th of November. More information about BLUE MY MIND on www.bluemymind.ch.
Cast: Luna Wedler, Zoë Pastel Holthuizen, Regula Grauwiller, Georg Scharegg
Director: Lisa Brühlmann
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.