PODCAST | Nicolò Comotti interviews Hana Jusic, director of Quit Staring At My Plate from Venezia 73 [Venice Days]
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FRED Film Radio talks to Hana Jusic, first-feature director of Quit Staring at my Plate. Set in rural Croatia, the film moves on to depict the universal struggles of a shy and reserved girl, who now feels ready to free herself from the multi-layered prison she lives in.
QUIT STARING AT MY PLATE. 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?