Quit Staring at My Plate

Hana Jusic, Croatia, 2016

100 min.Feature

Marijana is a catlike girl, who does not think before she acts and whose scrawny body seems to function without any introspection or deliberation. Marijana is not apt at social interactions. She has no friends or lovers, but her confusing sexual drive is burning her up from inside. Her entire world takes place in the warm and squalid prison of the tiny flat she shares with her chubby brother and mother, and her once powerful, but now invalid father - the leader of the pack.
After the father has been taken ill, Marijana is meant to take his place in the family hirarchy. Her irrational mother and slightly slow brother turn into two impish hippopotamuses who at the same time fiercely molest her and touchingly depend on her, taking Marijana to the verge of a breakdown. At one point, she finds a rather unusual escape, a secret habit of mindless sexual encounters, which grant her unexpected inner strength and a sense of freedom. Nevertheless, it is clear from the start that the family and the rest of the world can’t really compete – Marijana’s place is with her pack.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Ne gledaj mi u pijat
Danish title I familiens skød
Director Hana Jusic
Screenplay Hana Jusic
Director of Photography Jana Plecaš
Editor Jan Klemsche
Sound Roar Skau Olsen
Composer Hrvoje Nikšic
Production designer Mathilde Ridder-Nielsen
Appearance Mia Petricevic, Niksa Butijer, Arijana Culina, Zlatko Buric
Production country Croatia, Denmark
Domestic distribution Filmbazar
International sales
Danish festival release 01.11.2016, Empire, Filmen havde premiere på den københavnske filmfestival CPH PIX 2016.
Danish theatrical release 11.05.2017
Cinemas Albertslund, Gloria, Valby, Vester Vov Vov, Grand Bio, Øst for Paradis, Biffen Aalborg, Café Biografen Odense
DFI subsidy Minor
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Production company
Executive Producer Kinorama
Co-production Beofilm ApS
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Eurimages, Torino Film Lab
In collaboration with DR
Domestic distribution Filmbazar


Direction Hana Jusic


Screenplay Hana Jusic


Executive producer Ankica Juri Tilic
Co-executive producer Peter Hyldahl
Co-executive producer Morten Kjems Juhl
Co-executive producer Maria Møller Christoffersen
Co-executive producer Siniša Kovacic
Associate producer Roar Skau Olsen


Director of Photography Jana Plecaš


Editor Jan Klemsche


Composer Hrvoje Nikšic

Production design

Production designer Mathilde Ridder-Nielsen


Costume on set Katarina Pilic


Makeup artist Martina Novakovic


Sound designer Roar Skau Olsen


Marijana Mia Petricevic
Zoran Niksa Butijer
Vjera Arijana Culina
Lazo Zlatko Buric
Andela Karla Brbic
Ivana Bruna Bebic
Katarina Marijana Mikulic
Šefica Daria Lorenci Flatz
Jadranka Marina Redžepovic
Neno Jakov Bilic
Smilja Mirjana Ševo
Bosa Tamara Šoletic
Zlata Ankica Bašic
Vinko Mate Gulin
Branko Ante Pancirov
Josip Roko Sikavica

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Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Sauntved, Louise Kidde 2017-05-11
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Sommer Boysen, Katrine 2017-05-11
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Skotte Christensen, Kim 2017-05-11
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Green Jensen, Bo 2017-05-11
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