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Quit Staring at My Plate

Quit Staring at My Plate

Hana Jušić

Croatia, Denmark | 2016 | Genre: Drama | first feature film | running time: 105’

"The young Croatian director uses brutal realism, but also touches of dark humour, to outline the dynamics of this dysfunctional family."
Vittoria Scarpa - Cineuropa

festivals & awards

Venice Days, Venice International Film Festival 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?


Quit Staring at My Plate
original title

Ne gledaj mi u pijat




Croatia, Denmark

running time


produced by

Kinorama - Croatia

in co-production with

Beofilm - Denmark
Croatian Radiotelevision - Croatia

directed by

Hana Jušić


New Europe Film Sales

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.
TFL Programmes

FrameWork 2014
Script&Pitch 2013

Hana Jušić

Scriptwriter, Film Director

Ankica Jurić Tilić