ANTONETA ALAMAT KUSIJANOVIĆ

(Croatia/US)

MURINA

 BIOGRAPHY

Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic is a writer-director born in Dubrovnik, based in New York.

Her short Into the Blue, was nominated for a Student Academy Award, and won awards at the Beriln International Film Fesival, Sarajevo Film Festival, Oberhausen Film Festival, and the Festival de Premier Plans, Angers, among many others.

Antoneta’s first feature film MURINA developed with support from the Résidence du Festival Cannes, Cinéfondation, First Films First by the Ghoethe-Institute, and Jerusalem Film Lab is produced by Martin Scorsese Sikelia, RT features and Antitalent.

Antoneta holds an MA from Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb and an MFA in screenwriting and directing from Columbia University in New York. Antoneta is an alumna of the Berlinale Talent Lab, Sarajevo Talent Lab, La Femis Producing Atelier, and the Marcie Bloom Fellowship.

 DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic is a writer-director born in Dubrovnik, based in New York.

Her short Into the Blue, was nominated for a Student Academy Award, and won awards at the Beriln International Film Fesival, Sarajevo Film Festival, Oberhausen Film Festival, and the Festival de Premier Plans, Angers, among many others.

Antoneta’s first feature film MURINA developed with support from the Résidence du Festival Cannes, Cinéfondation, First Films First by the Ghoethe-Institute, and Jerusalem Film Lab is produced by Martin Scorsese Sikelia, RT features and Antitalent.

Antoneta holds an MA from Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb and an MFA in screenwriting and directing from Columbia University in New York. Antoneta is an alumna of the Berlinale Talent Lab, Sarajevo Talent Lab, La Femis Producing Atelier, and the Marcie Bloom Fellowship.

SYNOPSIS

SHORT

On a remote island off of Croatia, restless teenager Julija and her young mother live an isolated life under the oppressive rule of her retired father. But tides change when a charming family friend arrives to whom Julija begins to feel an undeniable connection. 

LONGER VERSION

Tensions rise between restless teenager Julija, her young mother Nela, and her oppressive father Ante when an old family friend arrives to their isolated home on a Croatian island. As Ante attempts to broker a life-changing land deal and Nela resists the foreigner’s advances, Julija pursues a deeper connection with this powerful new father figure over a weekend laid bare to desire and violence.

MOODBOARD
PREVIOUS WORKS

PARTICIPANTS

Thanasis_Neofotistos_1

THANASIS NEOFOTISTOS

PETER AND THE WOLF (Greece)
(aka The Boy With the Light-Blue Eyes)

Darko Profilna

DARKO SINKO

INVENTORY (Slovenia)

nazli1

NAZLI ELIF DURLU

ZUHAL (Turkey)

christos profilna

CHRISTOS NETSOS

DAJNA (Germany/Albania)

Stefan_Constantinescu_1447252878

ŞTEFAN CONSTANTINESCU

MAN AND DOG (Romania)

Andrea profilna

ANDREEA VĂLEAN

LIFE BEATS REALITY (Romania)

Mete Profilna

METE GÜMÜRHAN

MNK BOY (Turkey/Netherlands)

ANTONETA-ALAMAT-KUSIJANOVIC

ANTONETA ALAMAT KUSIJANOVIĆ

MURINA (Croatia/US)

TUTORS

allan-starski-va

ALLAN STARSKI

GABRIELE BRUNNENMEYER
(Germany)

GABRIELE BRUNNENMEYER

SRDJAN KOLJEVIĆ
Writer / Director (Serbia)

SRDJAN KOLJEVIĆ

KARPO GODINA

KARPO GODINA