The Harriman Institute is pleased to cosponsor First Look 2022, the Museum of the Moving Image’s acclaimed festival of innovative new international cinema. Join us for the festival’s opening night event, the New York City premiere of Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović’s 2021 film Murina.
Dir. Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović. Croatia/Brazil/United States/Slovenia. 2021, 92 mins.
Winner of the Camera d’Or (Best First Feature) at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, Murina is a serrated-edge, sexually charged coming-of-age tale set in scenic coastal Croatia. Amidst clashes with her oppressive father and impassive mother, restless Julija seeks liberation from their isolated existence when a visit from an old family friend creates overlapping waves of greed, jealousy, desire, and rage. Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, the film features gorgeous camerawork by Hélène Louvart (The Lost Daughter, Happy as Lazzaro). New York City premiere.
Tsai Ming-liang. Taiwan/Hong Kong. 2021, 19 mins. No dialogue. DCP.
Recorded in November 2019 at the height of mass protests against Hong Kong’s Anti-Extradition Law, Tsai’s plaintive durational portrait of emptying streets and an overpass on Causeway Bay builds almost imperceptibly to its exquisite pang of sorrowful longing. New York premiere.
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