Murina (2021) - Rotten Tomatoes

Murina (2021)




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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.


Critic Reviews for Murina

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

The gorgeously shot film, named after the eel (murina, a local delicacy) that the father and daughter bring up from the ocean bed, is a wriggly, sensuous delight.

September 20, 2021 | Full Review…

Murina is an intoxicating deep dive into oppression, the taste of freedom, and that first glimpse of understanding how complex the adult world can be, all in the name of discovering oneself.

September 13, 2021 | Full Review…

Makes the compelling case that even without labyrinthine murder plots or hard-bitten private eyes, a young girl's passage into adulthood can be the perfect, darkly dazzling vehicle for a sunshine noir.

July 30, 2021 | Full Review…

[A] small but beautifully atmospheric story.

July 14, 2021 | Full Review…

A confrontation between desire and repulsion. [Full review in Spanish]

November 17, 2021 | Full Review…

Extols female rebellion but walks a dangerous tightrope connecting the male gaze with the body of a rebellious 17-year-old girl.

October 25, 2021 | Full Review…

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