Synopsis A typical cross-section of bigoted neighbours in an ordinary apartment building are invited to an intimate party to honor 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.
A documentary musical comedy with elements of kitchen-sink realist drama, featuring Marija's three granddaughters: Nina, Željka and Danira.
Awards and Festivals Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2011 – FEDEORA Award of European and Mediterranean Film Critics' Association
Hot Docs 2011
Directors Biography Željka Suková was born 1977 in Rijeka, Croatia. She studied Graphic arts at Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and New media at Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. 'Marija´s Own' is her feature film debut.
Location and screening schedule: EUROPA CINEMA, Tuesday, October 18th at 9.00 TUŠKANAC CINEMA, Tuesday, October 18th at 21.00 DOCUCINEMA CROATIA, Wednesday, October 19th at 19.00 TUŠKANAC CINEMA, Sunday, October 23rd at 17.30