Scene from the film Marija's Own
Scene from the film Marija's Own
Scene from the film Marija's Own
Scene from the film Marija's Own
Scene from the film Marija's Own

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
  • Cinematography
    Aleš Suk; Željka Suková
  • Editing
    Aleš Suk
  • Music
  • Sound
    Zoran Medved; Ana Jurčić
  • Runtime
    62 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Croatia
  • Format
    • 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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