by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic



Tensions rise between restless teenager Julija and her oppressive father Ante when an old family friend arrives at their Croatian island home. As Ante attempts to broker a life-changing deal, their tranquil yet isolated existence leaves Julija wanting more from this influential visitor, who provides a taste of liberation over a weekend laid bare to desire and violence.


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 Berlin 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 Goethe-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 and the member of the Academy.

2021 Murina
2017 I Into the Blue (short)
2016 If We Must Die (short)
2015 Christmas Tree (short)
2015 Eye for an Eye (short)
2013 Nonina (short)


Gracija Filipović - Julija
Danica Čurčić - Nela
Leon Lučev - Ante
Cliff Curtis - Javier


Director: Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović
Writers: Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović, Frank Graziano
Casting manager: Timka Grin
Director of photography: Hélène Louvart (afc)
Underwater cinematographer: Zoran Mikinčić-Budin
Editor: Vladimir Gojun
Original compositions: Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine
Sound designer: Julij Zornik
Production designer: Ivan Veljača
Costume designer: Amela Bakšić
Producers: Danijel Pek, Rodrigo Teixeira

Technical Data

Orignal Title: Murina
International Title: Murina
Duration: 92 mn
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Format: 2K
Sound: 5.1
Year: 2021
Original language: Croatian, English
Countries of production: Croatia, Brazil, USA, Slovenia
Production Companies: Antitalent, RT Features
Co-production Companies: Spiritus Movens, SPOK Films, Staragara
With the support of: HAVC - Croatian audiovisual centre, HRT - Croatian television, SFC - Slovenian film centre, RTV Slovenia

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