Blue My Mind

2017 | Coming of Age, Drama, Fantasy | 97 min | MA Film

Directed by Lisa Brühlmann

Produced by Tellfilm | ZHdK

Collection: Degree Films 2017

15-year-old Mia is facing an overwhelming transformation which calls her entire existence into question. 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.

Runtime97 min
Year of Production2017
Country of ProductionSwitzerland
Distribution FormatDCP
Aspect Ratio2.35:1
Audio FormatStereo, 5.1
Shot onARRI ALEXA
Shooting FormatProRes
Spoken LanguageSwiss German
Available SubtitlesGerman, English, French
Director, Screenplay Lisa Brühlmann
Cinematography Gabriel Lobos
Production Design Marlen Grassinger
Music Thomas Kuratli
Editor Noemi Preiswerk
Production Manager Andrea Blaser
Produced byTellfilm | ZHdK
Leading ActorsLuna Wedler
Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen
Supporting ActorsRegula Grauwiller
Georg Scharegg
Lou Haltinner
Yaël Meier
David Oberholzer
Martin Rapold
Rachel Braunschweig
Dominik Locher
Michael Schweizer Anliker
Nicola Perot
Ruth Schwegler
Casting Corinna Glaus
Costume Design Laura Locher
Makeup Artist Madleina von Reding
Maskenbild Berlin
Location Sound Engineer Patrick Storck
Sound Design, Sound Mixing Gina Keller
Digital Colorist Yves Roy Vallaster
Compositing K-Effects
Graphic Artist Fabian Kaiser
Technical Support Equipment Andreas Birkle
Gian Courtin
Stefan Dux
Technical Support Postproduction Robin Wenger
Norbert Kottmann
Yasmin Joerg
Ralph Wetli
Project Supervision, Seminarleitung tellfilm
ZHdK
Co-Production Company Tellfilm
Financial Support Bundesamt für Kultur
Zürcher Filmstiftung
SSA
Migros Kulturprozent
SRF
Suissimage
FOCAL Stage Pool
Ernst Göhner Stiftung
Klaus Krall GmbH
cinegrell
Executive Producer Filippo Bonacci
Head of Programme MA Film Markus Imboden

News

10. October 2018
"BLUE MY MIND" gewinnt am International Fantastic Film Festival in Lund

"BLUE MY MIND" wins at the International Fantastic Film Festival in Lund the Silver Méliès. This means" BLUE MY MIND" is now also nominated for the Golden Méliès for Best European Motion Picture, which will be handed out during the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival in October.


20. September 2018
Nomination of "BLUE MY MIND" for the First Steps Award 2018

The master degree film 2017 "BLUE MY MIND" by Lisa Brühlmann is nominated for the First Steps Award 2018 in the category Best Feature-Lenght Fiction Film. The ceremony will take place on September 24th in Berlin at the Berliner Stage Theater. Livestream from 19:00 up on www.fredcarpet.com

First Steps Award 2018


28. March 2018
"BLUE MY MIND" - Best Actress - Swiss Film Award QUARTZ 2018

Luna Wedler debütierte 2015 in Niklaus Hilbers Film "Amateur Teens". Nach eigenen Angaben bewarb sie sich im Alter von 14 Jahren „einfach mal so“ für die Rolle, entdeckte dadurch aber ihre Leidenschaft fürs Schauspiel. Seither hat sie in verschiedenen Kino- und Fernsehproduktionen mitgespielt. Sie besucht ausserdem seit 2016 die European Film Actor School in Zürich, die sie voraussichtlich 2018 abschliessen wird. Ihre erste Hauptrolle spielte sie im Film "Blue my mind" von Lisa Brühlmann.

Best Actress - Swiss Film Award QUARTZ 2018


28. March 2018
"BLUE MY MIND" - Best Feature Film & Best Screenplay - Swiss Film Award QUARTZ 2018

Lisa Brühlmann staged her first play when she was eight years old. After school she went to Berlin to study acting. Following theatre studies, she played a variety of roles in various TV productions and movies in Germany and Switzerland. With a desire to learn more about the process of filmmaking, Lisa studied film at the University of the Arts in Zürich. She now works as a director, writer and actor, and is based in Zürich.

Swiss Film Award QUARTZ 2018


1. February 2018
"BLUE MY MIND" - 7 Nominationen für den Schweizer Filmpreis QUARTZ 2018

An den Solothurner Filmtagen wurden die Nominierungen für den Schweizer Filmpreis 2018 bekannt gegeben. Der grosse Favorit heisst "BLUE MY MIND". Lisa Brühlmanns Film wurde in jeder Kategorie, die möglich war, nominiert: _Bester Spielfilm _Beste Darstellerin: Luna Wedler _Beste Darstellung in einer Nebenrolle: Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen _Bestes Drehbuch: Lisa Brühlmann _Beste Filmmusik: Thomas Kuratli _Beste Kamera: Gabriel Lobos _Beste Montage: Noemi Preiswerk Aargauer Zeitung: https://www.aargauerzeitung.ch/kultur/pubertaetsdrama-blue-my-mind-gelingt-nominations-rekord-132152961

7 Nominationen für den QUARTZ 2018


1. February 2018
"BLUE MY MIND" gewinnt am Max Ophüls Preis in Saarbrücken

Begründung der Jury: "Für eine Zeit im Umbruch, eine Zeit der Verwandlung findet die Regisseurin erstaunliche Bilder. Sie macht Emotionen körperlich spürbar und schaut dort hin, wo es unangenehm ist, wo es weh tut. Uns Zuschauer trifft sie damit genau in die Magengrube - und ins Herz. Wir sind nicht nur dabei, sondern, ob wir es wollen oder nicht, mittendrin." Jury: Monja Art, Andrew Bird, Susanne Bormann, Nicole Gerhards und Christian Schwochow

Beste Regie


5. November 2017
"BLUE MY MIND" gewinnt in Rom den BEST FIRST FEATURE AWARD

Der Masterabschlussfilm 2017 von Lisa Brühlmann gewinnt in Rom am ALICE NELLA CITTA - Independent and parallel section of Rome Film Fest den BEST FIRST FEATURE AWARD. La giuria del Premio Camera D’oro Alice/Taodue ha deciso di premiare il film BLUE MY MIND di Lisa Brühlmann con la seguente motivazione: Un racconto di formazione che si trasforma in fantasy, una storia di mutazione e di trasformazione. Un esordio che stupisce ed ha anche in sé un messaggio liberatorio.

BEST FIRST FEATURE AWARD


11. October 2017
"BLUE MY MIND" wins the critic's award for the best first feature at Zurich Film Festival

The master degree film "BLUE MY MIND" by Lisa Brühlmann the critic's award for the best first feature.

Zurich Film Festival - Preise


11. October 2017
"BLUE MY MIND" wins a Golden Eye at the Zurich Film Festival

The master degree film "BLUE MY MIND" by Lisa Brühlmann wins at the Zurich Film Festival the Golden Eye for the best movie in the competition Focus: Switzerland, Germany and Austria

Zurich Film Festival


5. October 2017
"BLUE MY MIND" wins the Filmpreis der Zürcher Kirchen

The master degree film "BLUE MY MIND" by Lisa Brühlmann wins the Filmpreis der Zürcher Kirchen at the Zurich Film Festival

Filmpreis der Zürcher Kirchen


Screenings

27. September 2018 – 6. October 2018
Lund International Fantastic Film Festival
Lund | Schweden

6. July 2018 – 14. July 2018
NIFFF - Festival du film du fantastique de Neuchâtel
Neuchatel | Switzerland

18. June 2018 – 25. June 2018
FEST - New Directors | New Film Festival
Espinho | Portugal

19. March 2018 – 25. March 2018
Nominees Week - Swiss Film Award Quartz 2018
Filmpodium | Zürich
Nominees of ZHdK

19. March 2018 – 25. March 2018
Nominees Week - Prix du Cinéma Suisse Quartz 2018
Cinemas du Grutli | Geneva
Nominees of ZHdK

21. February 2018 – 4. March 2018
Glasgow International Film Festival
Glasgow | Great Britain
Audience Award Competition

25. January 2018 – 1. February 2018
Solothurner Filmtage 2018
Solothurn | Switzerland

24. January 2018 – 4. February 2018
Rotterdam International Film Festival
Rotterdam | Netherlands

22. January 2018 – 28. January 2018
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis
Saarbrücken | Germany

17. November 2017 – 3. December 2017
black nights film festival
Tallinn | Estonia
Competitive Youth Programme

9. November 2017
starting from 9th November in the Cinemas

8. November 2017 – 28. November 2017
#CINEUROPA31
Teatro Principal | 22. Nov. at 6:00 p.m. | Santiago de Compostela | Spain

26. October 2017 – 5. November 2017
ALICE NELLA CITTA - Independent and parallel section of Rome Film Fest
Rome | Italy
Panorama

19. October 2017 – 1. November 2017
Mostra Internacional de Cinema - IFF - Sao Paulo Int.Film Festival
Sao Paulo | Brazil
New Filmmakers Competition

28. September 2017 – 8. October 2017
Zurich Film Festival
Zurich | Switzerland
Competion Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria

22. September 2017 – 30. September 2017
San Sebastian International Film Festival
San Sebastian | Spain
Section: Kutxabank - New Directors Award

21. September 2017 – 29. September 2017
fantastic fest
Austin | TX | USA