Quit Staring at my Plate

2016/Color/105 mins/Croatia, Denmark

Category International Competition : Women Directors' Films
Director Hana Jusic
Producer Ankica Juric Tilic
Screenplay Hana Jusic
Cinematography Jana Plecas
Editor Jan Klemsche
Music Hrvoje Niksic
Set Mathilde Ridder-Nielsen
Costume Katarina Pilic
Cast Mia Petricevic, Niksa Butijer, Arijana Culina, Zlatko Buric, Karla Brbic
Production Company Beofilm Post Production
World Sales New Europe Film Sales
Festival/Awards Venice 2016

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?