This Blue Is Mine Sounds Like the “Mental Breakdown or Alien?” Movie We Didn’t Know We Wanted


This Blue Is Mine Sounds Like the “Mental Breakdown or Alien?” Movie We Didn’t Know We Wanted

There are movie summaries, and then there are movie summaries. Variety reports that Brazilian director Iuli Gerbase will make her English-language film debut with This Blue Is Mine, which is described as an “original, psychosexual sci-fi drama.” These are already some very intriguing words—words made more intriguing when you learn that the film is set to star Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2) and Elizabeth Debicki (Widows).

But then you get to the summary, and this is where you might want to hold onto your butts.

This Blue Is Mine … is set amidst a family holiday at a tropical resort, where Arthur, a guilt-free bon viveur, surprises everyone by bringing his new beautiful and enigmatic girlfriend, Ivy (Debicki). Ivy’s arrival and her odd behavior throws the already delicate dynamics off balance with Arthur and his daughters. Connie (Beetz) is still recovering from the trauma of a recent miscarriage and her older half-sister Laura can be a bit suffocating in her efforts to support her. One evening, after Connie gets very drunk, Ivy quietly reveals to her that she’s actually an alien visiting Earth. While Laura is quick to write Ivy off as an aspiring trophy wife, Ivy’s strangeness makes Connie, and with her the audience, question if she could actually be an alien. Before she knows it, Connie is being seduced by Ivy and invited to follow her back to her planet, an invitation that sound more seductive as the family drama heightens. But is Ivy really an alien? Or is Connie having a mental breakdown? Connie may have to take a leap of faith.

That text is directly quoted from Variety; bless them for this thoroughly intriguing string of words. My initial instinct was skepticism—surely Ivy isn’t really an alien, this is a drama, right?—but the movie is, quite notably, described as sci-fi.

And Gerbase’s previous film, The Pink Cloud, definitely looked science fictional, unless some city has experienced a descending pink cloud and I just missed it in the flurry of other news. Harper’s Bazaar called that film “the existential, claustrophobic, cozy, and horny quarantine movie you didn’t know you needed.”

This Blue Is Mine is expected to begin filming this fall. icon-paragraph-end

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