Mia, a 15-year-old, is facing an overwhelming transformation. Her body is changing radically, and despite desperate attempts to halt the process, she is soon forced to accept that nature is far more powerful than her.
Later going on to direct Killing Eve, this is the debut feature from Swiss director Lisa Brühlmann.
Mia is the new kid in high school, alienated from classmates and at odds with her frustrated parents. Eventually her toughness wins favour with a trio of neighbourhood ‘Heathers’ as she explores with wild abandon the usual youth cocktail of sex, drugs and crime. The queen of the clique, Gianna, begins to crush on Mia just as she spirals out and begins a transformation. Mia is completely unaware that inside of her is a genetic time-bomb about to explode. Life will never be the same again.
A beautiful balancing act that effortlessly skips between tones, Blue My Mind makes for a singular, shocking, raucous, poignant and heartbreaking look at one’s unavoidable destiny.
“The film looks at first like a young girl’s Euro-arthouse teen awakening, full of damaged sexuality, but it gradually becomes a body-horror romance in the manner of David Cronenberg”
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Contains: brief explicit images, sexual violence & drug use
Director: Lisa Brühlmann
Writers: Lisa Brühlmann, Dominik Locher
Stars: Luna Wedler, Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen, Regula Grauwiller