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Adjusting to a new neighborhood is a challenge for Sandra, a shy reclusive girl. She spends most of her time playing indoors with her younger brother or riding her bike near her house. One day, though, she meets and falls for a handsome boy named Mike. But her precocious classmate Nadja also begins to flirt with Mike. Further complicating her situation is an affair developing between Sandra’s father and Mike’s mother. Her crush, a rival in love and her father’s affair signify Sandra’s maturation into adulthood in this entirely new environment.
Little Girl Blue is a film about the emotional and sexual development of a teenage girl. Even through conflict and drama, the film maintains a humorous and lighthearted perspective on the characters’ daily lives and emotions. This perspective makes the film accessible to teens and adults alike. This storytelling, along with exquisite cinematography and vibrant use of color, develops a richness about the characters’ inner worlds that enhances the overall cinematic text. (Kwon Eun-sun)
Anna LuifAnna Luif
Anna Luif was born in Zurich in 1972. Between 1993 and 1998 she studied Film and Video at the University of Art and Design Zurich, where she directed several short films. During this time she also worked as a stagier for famous artist Pipilotti Rist. In 2001 Anna Luif completed her short feature Summertime, which won at numerous festivlas including Locarno. Little Girl Blue is her first feature film and also the first Swiss film ever to be shot on High Definition.