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Film of the Week: Marija´s own

Infused with music, Marija's Own is a Croatian documentary in which three women host an unusual memorial for their late grandmother. The film had its world premiere at Hot Docs 2011 and will be in the East of the West competition at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (July 1 - 9, 2011).

Film of the Week
Marija's Own
June 20 - July 3, 2011

 

Marija's Own

Director: Suková Željka
Producer: Suková Željka
Production company: Udruga Ukus

Marijine , Croatia, 2011, 61 min, Creative, Entertainment, Music

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.

 

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