Quit staring at my plate

Hana Jusic, Kroatië, Denemarken, 105 min

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A naturalistic, dark humored story of a young woman who finds new taste of freedom after her controlling father has a stroke.

Marijana’s life revolves around her family, whether she likes it or not. When her dominant father falls seriously ill, she takes over his role as the head of the family, taking care of her irresponsible mother and mentally disabled brother. The new power constellation allows her to explore her sexuality and inner strength and gives her a taste of freedom. An impressive directorial debut by Croatian director and screenwriter Hana Jusic who points out: ‘’I have always felt that people are like warm little beasts – they need love and closeness, but they are often suffocating and cruel, especially to the ones they love. And they behave worst of all towards the rest of their pack, which is, in human terms, their family.’’

Winner of more than 20 awards, including the FEDEORA Prize for the Best European Film at Venice Filmfestival and directed by one of the finest, new voices of Croatian cinema in the last decade

Hana Jusic
Kroatië, Denemarken

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