Fishguard Film Society
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.