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U Plavetnilo

Into the Blue

After fleeing her violent father, 13-year-old Julija seeks comfort in her kindergarten friend Ana, who still lives on the island. But during a diving expedition, Ana only has eyes for her boyfriend. Feeling that she is increasingly being pushed away, Julija desperately struggles to gain recognition and attention. As her loneliness grows, her buried pain comes to the surface and confrontation becomes inevitable.

by
Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović

Croatia / Slovenia / Sweden 2017

Croatian

22 min · Colour

With

Gracija Filipović (Julija)
Vanesa Vidaković Natrlin (Ana)
Dominik Duždević (Pjero)
Andro Režić (Grgur)
Nataša Dangubić (Mother)
Marija Kohn (Grandmother)

Crew

Director
Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović
Screenplay
Christina Lazaridi
Director of Photography
Marko Brdar
Editor
Minji Kang
Music
Ivan Marinković, Evgueni Galperine
Sound Design
Julij Zornik
Sound
Peter Žerovnik
Costumes
Zjena Glamočanin
Make-up
Anita Ferčak
Assistant Director
Timka Grahić
Production Manager
Jozo Jozipovic
Producers
Zoran Dzeverdanović, Barbara Vekaric
Executive Producer
Vlaho Krile
Co-Producer
Karolina Berkell-Kirk
Co-production
Honeypot Film Productions, Stockholm
MB Grip, Ljubljana
Poster, Zagreb

Biography

Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović

Born in Dubrovnik, Croatia in 1985, she acted from the age of seven at the Marin Drzic Theatre in the city. She then studied film and theatre production at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Producing short films and a series of music videos, she discovered her passion for writing and directing. In 2012 she began studying directing at Columbia University in New York where she has made various short films. In 2016 she participated in Berlinale Talents during which U Plavetnilo (Into the Blue) was selected for the Short Film Station.

Filmography (short films)

2014 Nonina · Jelka (Christmas tree) 2015 Oko za Oko (Eye for an Eye) 2016 If We Must Die 2017 U Plavetnilo (Into The Blue)

Produced by

Blade Production
Ljubljana, Slovenia
+38 6 41386185

Motion
Dubrovnik, Croatia
+1 914 3646308

intothebluefilm.com

Dates

Short Films 2 - 14plus

Smashed; U Plavetnilo; In a Nutshell; The Jungle Knows You Better Than You Do; White Riot: London; La prima sueca; Sirens

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