Ne gledaj mi u pijat

Quit Staring at My Plate

Marijana’s life revolves around her family. Whether she likes it or not. They live on top of one another in a tiny apartment, driving one another crazy. Then her controlling father has a stroke and is left completely bedridden, and Marijana takes his place as head of the clan. Soon, she is working two jobs to keep everything afloat, while her mother and disabled brother do their best to scupper the ship. Driven to the edge, Marijana finds comfort in seedy sex with random strangers – and this taste of freedom leaves her wanting more. But now that she has finally found freedom, what’s she meant to do with it?

Director's Biography
HANA JUŠIĆ, born in 1983, studied literature, English, and film in Zagreb. Her short fiction and documentary films have been screened and awarded at prestigious film festivals. No Wolf Has a House was awarded Best International Short at the London Short Film Festival 2016. Quit Staring at My Plate is her first feature film as a director. // Films (selection): Zimica The Chill (2012, short), Mušice, krpelji, pčele (Gnats, Ticks and Bees, 2012, short), Terarij (Terrarium, 2012, short), Da je kuća dobra i vuk bi je imao (No Wolf Has a House, 2015, short; CE’16), Ne gledaj mi u pijat (Quit Staring at My Plate, 2016)

CROSSING EUROPE Award - Best Fiction Film 2017
2017: CROSSING EUROPE Award - Best Fiction Film
Competition Fiction 2017
Hana Jušić
Croatia / Denmark 2016
105 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Hana Jušić
Cinematography Jana Plećaš
Editing Jan Klemsche
Sound/Sounddesign Roar Skau Olsen
Music Hrvoje Nikšić
With Petričević, Nikša Butijer, Arijana Čulina, Zlatko Burić, Karla Brbić
Producer(s) Ankica Jurić Tilić (Kinorama, HR), Peter Hyldahl, Morten Kjems Hytten Juhl, Maria Møller Christoffersen (Beofilm, DK), Croatian Radiotelevision (HR)
Kinorama Šulekova 29 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere

CROSSING EUROPE Award - Best Fiction Film 2017
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