The 74th edition of the Cannes festival has come to an end, and today the winners of the various awards given by the most prestigious film festival in the world have been announced.
Among the winners is the Croatian film ”Murina”, directed by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović in her debut feature film, and starring Gracija Filipović, her muse, and with whom she also previously worked on her short film ” Into the Blue ”. which participated in the Berlinale in 2017. Gracija was accompanied by a talented cast including the experienced Leon Lučev, Danica Ćurčić, and Cliff Curtis.
The film had been selected for the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs (also known as Director’s Fortnight), an independent selection at the Cannes Film Festival that began in 1969 by the French Director’s Guild, after the previous year’s edition was canceled by the events. that happened in the country in May, as a show of solidarity to the workers who protested. The section offers a wide selection of films and documentaries from all around the world.
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The film had its official premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last week, and today it will make its official premiere in Croatia today at the Pula Film Festival.
The prestigious Camera d’or, is an award given to directors in their first film and who participate in one of the sections of the Cannes Festival. Today, the Cannes Film Festival announced the Croatian film “Murina” as the winner.
“Murina” is a drama that tells the story of Julija, a teenage girl who decides to replace her controlling father with her wealthy foreign friend during a weekend trip to the Adriatic islands. Indeed, among the different locations chosen by the talented director born in Dubrovnik are the island of Hvar and the Kornati islands. Learn more about Antoneta and her film “Murina” in this interview with Deadline magazine.
Congratulations to Antoneta, Gracija, and all the team behind the production of ”Murina”!
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