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Flatpack 2018: Blue My Mind

Saturday 21st April


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Director: Lisa Brühlmann


Rating: 15

Switzerland 2017, 97mins

Every 15-year-old goes through unsettling body transformations and emotional turmoil – some just more spectacularly than others, as the heroine of this fantastic coming-of age drama discovers.

Mia has just moved to a new town. She feels misunderstood by her parents and fascinated by the cool girl gang in her class - two themes common to almost all teenage movies. What Lisa Brühlmann builds from this classic premise, though, is an impressive first feature that plays with our expectations and navigates skilfully between genres. As the tension escalates and the supernatural comes into play, this chronicle of adolescence turns into a moving, modern fairy tale.