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by Hana Jušić


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?

international title: Quit Staring at My Plate
original title: Ne gledaj mi u pijat
country: Croatia, Denmark
sales agent: New Europe Film Sales
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Hana Jušić
film run: 105'
screenplay: Hana Jušić
cast: Mia Petričević, Nikša Butijer, Arijana Čulina, Zlatko Buric
cinematography by: Jana Plecas
film editing: Jan Klemsche
art director: Mathilde Ridder-Nielsen
costumes designer: Katarina Pilić
music: Hrvoje Niksic
producer: Ankica Jurić Tilić
co-producer: Morten Kjems Juhl, Peter Hyldahl, Maria Møller Christoffersen
production: Kinorama, Beofilm, Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT)
backing: Eurimages


main awards/selection

Venice Film Festival 2016

Venice Days
Warsaw Film Festival 2016 

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