“An exceptional debut… the perfect, darkly dazzling vehicle for a sunshine noir.”
—Jessica Kiang, Variety
“Vibrant, bright, restless and forceful.”
—Elsa Keslassy, Variety
“A superb study in sustained subliminal menace… takes aim at the patriarchy with sinister restraint.”
—Tim Grierson, Screen International
“A vivid picture of a troubled paradise.”
—Steve Pond, The Wrap
In this moody and evocative jewel-box of a film, tensions rise between restless teenager Julija and her oppressive father Ante when an old and fabulously wealthy 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.
Executive produced by Martin Scorsese and shot by cinematographer Hélène Louvart (THE WONDERS, THE LOST DAUGHTER) in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, Croatia’s Adriatic coastline. This is a psychologically dense work of film art that must be seen on the big screen. Winner of the Camera d’Or at Cannes.