Marija's Own

  • Croatia

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.


  • Original title
    Marija's Own
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Željka Suková
  • DOP
    Aleš Suk; Željka Suková
  • Editing
    Aleš Suk
  • Music
  • Sound
    Zoran Medved; Ana Jurčić
  • Duration
    62 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Croatia
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Udruga UKUS
      • Croatia
  • Festivals
    • HotDocs 2011. Next programme
    • Karlovy Vary 2011, East of the West
    • Kaunas international film festival
    • and there are more coming up after CPH (Goteborg IFF, Montevideo, Uruguay...)
  • Awards
    • Fedeora award - Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean via Karlovy Vary Internaional Film festival is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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