Fishguard Film Society

Murina (15) 

Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic, Croatia, 2021, 15, 96mins, subtitles 

Winner of the Caméra d’Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, Croatian filmmaker Kusijanović’s debut feature accurately captures a certain kind of Balkan machismo. A visually striking tale of an unruly daughter, Murina takes place during a visit from an old family friend, Javier.  An entrepreneur, Javier arrives by yacht with open arms, a megawatt smile and a crowd of hangers-on. He’s visiting for pleasure and maybe for business; it’s not altogether clear.