Quit Staring at My Plate receives Special Mention in Warsaw

Hana Jušić’s debut feature film Quit Staring at My Plate received Special Mention at the recently held 32nd Warsaw Film Festival.

The film was screened in Warsaw’s Competition 1-2 alongside 15 other feature films, and the winners were chosen by a jury comprised of: Reza Dormishan, Israeli film director and screenwriter, Iza Igel, Polish producer and Julia Sinkevych, executive director of the Odessa International Film Festival. The winner of this competition is the French film Toril directed by Laurent Teyssier.

Quit Staring at My Plate was both written and directed by Hana Jušić, and stars Mia Petričević, Arijana Čulina, Zlatko Burić and Nikša Butijer. The producer is Ankica Jurić Tilić of Kinorama with co-producers Beofilm (Denmark) and HRT (Croatian Radio Television).

Quit Staring at My Plate had its world premiere in the Venice Days programme of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, where it won the FEDEORA award for Best European Film as selected by the jury of the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean. After Venice, the film was also screened at the Reykjavik International Film Festival, as well as the Vancouver International Film Festival. At the end of October the film will head to Japan where it will be screened at the Tokyo International Film Festival, while it will have its Croatian premiere in mid-November in competition at the 14th Zagreb Film Festival.

Also shown at the Warsaw Film Festival was the award-winning film On the Other Side by Zrinko Ogresta, as well as two Croatian minority co-productions, Train Driver’s Diary by Miloš Radović and Houston, We Have a Problem! by Žiga Virc. More information can be found at the festival’s official website.

Visuals can be downloaded at this link.

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