Marija's Own

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  • 2011
  • 61'
  • HD
  • color
  • Orig. Title: Marijine

A typical cross-section of bigoted neighbours in an apartment building are invited to a private party to honour the memory of the late Marija Violić, a fellow tenant, friend and grandmother. Instead of descending into sentimental cliché, the party soon evolves into a reality show, complete with all-singing, all-dancing interludes. The venue for this unique gathering is Marija’s apartment and the music is provided by the hired musicians – a bunch of complete unknowns as far as the guests are concerned but in real life, the hugely popular Czech dance electro-trash band Midi Lidi. And the purpose of this unique get-together? To finally fulfill a long overdue family obligation to the late, great, dearly departed Marija.

Director
Željka Suková
Screenplay
Željka Suková
Cinematography
Aleš Suk
Editing
Aleš Suk
Cast
Nina Violić, Željka Suková, Mila Čuljak, Midi Lidi (Petr Marek, Marketa Lisá, Prokop Holoubek)
Producer
Željka Suková
Production
Udruga UKUS

Željka Suková (1977.) studied graphic art at Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and new media at Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Marija's Own is her first feature documentary.

Croatian film catalogue

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