The lively young Marijana feels imprisoned by her home life. After a stroke leaves her father bedridden, Marijana is made responsible for the care of her entire family. Overworked and downtrodden, she is expected to juggle the family’s living expenses, and meet the needs of her unaccommodating mother and disabled brother. Furthermore, the apartment they live in is too small for all four family members and the resulting claustrophobia pushes Marijana to the brink of insanity. Desperate for a release, Marijana discovers a sense of freedom and relief by having sex with strangers. Given this new taste of liberty and sexual freedom, Marijana must decide what she’s going to do next.

Developed at the Torino Film Lab’s screenwriting workshop, »Quit Staring At My Plate« is a wry and realistic look at the grimmer, more arduous elements of life and a young woman who manages to rise above them and find escape. Newcomer Mia Petričević is bewitching as the spirited Marijana.

Quit Staring at my Plate poster
Title
Quit Staring at my Plate
Director
Hana JUSIC
Country
Croatia, Denmark
Length
105 min
Festival
2016
Section
Competition
Language
Croatian
Subtitle
English subtitles
Premiere status
Swedish Premiere
Production year
2016
Original title
Ne Gledaj Mi u Pijat
Cast
Mia Petricevic, Niksa Butijer, Arijana Culina
Producer
Anika Juric Tilic, Peter Hyldahl
Script
Hana Jusic

Här kan du se Quit Staring at My Plate

See all films from the 2016 festival