Blue My Mind explores a young girl’s coming-of-age as a monstrous fish

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Going through puberty can be frightening. Newly sprouted pubic hair, weird dreams and weird smells, and a rapidly changing body are strange, off-putting things. But what if you were also growing scales and turning into a carnivorous monster? In Lisa Brühlmann’s Swiss feature Blue My Mind, a young girl undergoes this radical physical transformation, just as she’s navigating a new high school and falling in with new friends who are into recreational drugs.

What’s the genre?

It’s horror and fantasy, mixed to a degree that borders on magical realism. Brühlmann brings in…

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