Quit Staring at My Plate
When Marijana’s dominant father falls ill, she takes over his role as the head of the family. The new constellation allows her to explore her sexuality and strength.
Title: Quit Staring at My Plate
Directed by: Hana Jušić
Premiere & awards: Venice International Film Festival 2016, Venice Days
Produced by: Kinorama - Croatia
In co-production with: Beofilm - Denmark, Croatian Radiotelevision - Croatia
Countries: Croatia, Denmark
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?
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