Camera d'Or - Cannes Film Festival
The dynamic between a restless teenager and her oppressive father changes when a family friend arrives at their isolated Croatian home.
On the surface, 16-year-old Julija’s life looks like paradise — a picturesque existence on her ancestral land guided by traditional subsistence, wreathed in endless summer and the glory of youth. But a deeper dive reveals that she and her young mother, Nela, must carefully navigate the oppressive rule of Ante, the family patriarch. Soon, the steady seas are stirred by the arrival of a handsome and worldly family friend, and the restless teenager on the verge of adulthood must choose to sink or swim.