Mirjana Karanović

Mirjana Karanović

MirjanaKaranović

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Film
Television
Theatre
Directing
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Personal information

  • Born in

    1957

  • Hair color

    Dark brown

  • Eye color

    Hazel

  • Height

    171cm (5'7")

  • Weight

    71kg ( 11st. 2lb. )

  • Active period

    1980-

  • Playing age

    45-65 years

  • Playing nationality

    Slovenian, France, Albanian, Armenian

  • Appearance

    Eastern European, Mediterranean, Caucasian

  • Languages

    Serbian, English, Croatian, Macedonian

  • Dialects

  • Education

    Academy of Dramatic Art (Belgrade)

  • Residence

    Belgrade

  • Sports

    Athletics, Basketball, Football, Running, Skiing, Swimming

  • Music & dance

    Period Dancing, Tenor, Violin

  • Special skills

    Various Advanced Violin, Fluent English and Serbian, Advanced Basketball

  • Vehicle licences

    Car Driving Licence

  • Played in countries

    Serbia, , Montenegro, Slovenia, Republic of Macedonia, Croatia, Switzerland, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Poland, Bulgaria, Greece, France

  • Played on languages

    Serbian, English, German, Macedonian, Albanian, Greece

News

Known for

A Good Wife

2016Milena

Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia

Underground

1995Vera

Yugoslavia

When Father Was Away on Business

1985Senija Sena Zolj

Yugoslavia

Petria's Wreath

1980Petrija

Yugoslavia

Social Media Profiles

Biography

Born in Belgrade (Serbia), she graduated in acting from Faculty of Dramatic Arts. In theater she has widest range of roles, from contemporary to classical repertoire. In Yugoslavia Drama Theater: Per Gint (Unknown), Patriots (Zelenicka), The Minister’s Wife (Zivka), Hamlet (Gertrude), Barrel of Gunpowder (Evdokia), Theater Illusions (Liz), Molière (Madeleine Bèjart), Before Retirement (Faith), Drama about Mirjana and those around her (Mirjana), Fedra’s love (Fedra), Month in the country side (Natalia Petrovna); In Zvezdara Theater: Carp spawning (Mica), Market day (Darinka Sancika); In Bitef theater: Hinkemann Case (Circus director), The Threepenny Opera (Jenny), Helver’s night (Karla)… She also acted in Belgrade drama theater, HNK Rijeka…

From 1995. to 2018. she taught acting at the Belgrade Academy of Arts as a full-time professor. Mirjana has directed three plays, 4.48 Psychosis (by Sarah Kane) in Bitef theater, We are the ones our parents warned us about (by Tanja Sljivar) in Bosnian National Theater in Zenica and Julija produced by Heartefact in Bitef theater.

She made her film debut in 1980. with the title role in Srdjan Karanovic’s movie Petria’s Wreath (Golden Arena award winner). She gaind worldwide fame with her role as a mother in the Emir Kusturica’s movie Father on a business trip (Golden Arena and Palme d’Or award, 1985). She worked with the greatest directors of Yugoslavian and Serbian film, such as Goran Markovic, Lordan Zafranovic, Boro Draskovic, Veljko Bulajic, Zika Pavlovic, Goran Paskaljevic, Branko Baletic… She acted in about 40 feature films in Yugoslavia, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo and Switzerland and in around 100 theater projects. She has won numerous awards at international film and theater festivals around the world. She was a member of the jury at festivals in Sarajevo, Thessaloniki, Karlovy Vary…

 

In 2006. Mirjana was nominated for the Best Actress in Europe.

In 2014 she directed the movie Good Woman for wich she wrote the screenplay. The film had its world premiere in the competition selection of Sundance Film Festival.

She is very active in the fight for human rights and has received national recognition for her work.

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Showreel

Video presentation - Russian

Dnevnik Diane Budisavljevic

2019 Mira

Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia

SEE Factory Sarajevo mon amou

2019 /

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Slovenia, Montenegro

The Right One

2019 Role

Second Chance

2019 Angelina

Republic of Macedonia

Catalina

2017 Mother

Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia

Herostrat

/ Role

Serbia

Dnevnik masinovodje

2016 Jagoda

Serbia, Croatia

Dobra zena

2016 Milena

Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia

Pored mene

2015 Direktorka Svetlana

Serbia

Rekvijem za gospodju J

2015 Gospodja J

Serbia, Bulgaria, Republic of Macedonia, Russia, France, Germany

Three Windows and a Hanging

2014 Maria - The Journalist

Kosovo

Jednaki

2014 Katarina

Serbian, Romany

Cure - Život druge

2014 Grandmother

Switzerland, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Reaper

2014 Mirjana

Croatia, Slovenia

Spomenik Majklu Dzeksonu

2014 Darinka

Serbia, Germany, Republic of Macedonia, Croatia, France

A Place Called Home

2013 Nina

Greece, Serbia

The Whirl

2012 Inspektorka

Serbia

Loveless Zoritsa

2012 Petrana

Serbia, Greece, Cyprus, Poland

Chocolate Cake

2010 Visnja

Croatia

On the road

2010 Nadja

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Germany, Croatia

Here and there

2009 Olga

Serbia, USA, Germany

Mirush

2007 Hava

Norway, Denmark

Fraulein

2006 Ruza

Switzerland, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Esma's Secret - Grbavica

2006 Esma

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Austria, Germany

Go West

2005 Ranka

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Life Is a Miracle

2004 Nada

Serbia and Montenegro

Witnesses

2003 Majka

Croatia

Strawberries in supermarkets

2003 owner a supermarket

Serbia, Germany, Republic of Macedonia, Italy

Untouched by the sun

2002 mother

Yugoslavia

Forma formalina

1999 mother

Yugoslavia

Bure baruta

1998 Natalia, Mane's Ex-Fiancee

Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Republic of Macedonia, France, Greece, Turkey

Tri palme za dve bitange i ribicu

1998 principal

Yugoslavia

Three Summer Days

1997 proprietress

Yugoslavia

Underground

1995 Vera

Yugoslavia

Better Than Escape

1993 Radmila

Yugoslavia

The Little One

1991 Bozidarka

Yugoslavia

Time of Miracles

1989 Marta

Yugoslavia

Seobe II

1989 Evdokija Bozic

Yugoslavia, France

The Meeting Point

1989 Jelena Katic

Yugoslavia

Jednog lepog dana

1988 Srce

Yugoslavia

Uvek spremne zene

1987 The master

Yugoslavia

Marjuca ili smrt

1987 Marjuca

Yugoslavia

Na putu za Katangu

1987 Singer Zana

Yugoslavia

Obecana zemlja

1986 Marta

Yugoslavia

Life Is Beautiful

1985 stoperka

Yugoslavia

When Father Was Away on Business

1985 Senija Sena Zolj

Yugoslavia

Kamiondzije opet voze

1984 talebearer

Yugoslavia

Dvije polovine srca

1982 mother

Yugoslavia

The Fall of Italy

1981 Mare

Yugoslavia

All That Jack's

1980 Dunja

Yugoslavia

Petria's Wreath

1980 Petrija

Yugoslavia

Ubice mog oca

2016-2019 Zagorka Obradovic

Serbia

Dnevnik masinovodje

2016 Jagoda

Serbia

Sumnjiva lica

2016 Tina

Serbia

Emergency Center

2015 Jasna

Serbia

Someone is Still Waiting

2009 Mother

Serbia

Storks will come back

2007-2008 Radmila Svabic

Serbia

Bela ladja

2008 Lula Pantic

Serbia

Ono nase sto nekad bejase

2007 Atanasova zena

Serbia

Tegla puna vazduha

2007 Ljubica

Serbia

Stizu dolari

2004-2006 Nevenka Krstic

Serbia and Montenegro

Life is a miracle

2006 Nada

Serbia and Montenegro

Tragom Karadjordja

2004 Majka Marica

Yugoslavia

Kazneni prostor

2003 psychiatrist

Serbia and Montenegro

Fazoni i Fore 2

2002 talebearer

Yugoslavia

Porodicno blago

1998-1999 Suzana

Yugoslavia

Andegraund

1996 Vera

Yugoslavia, France

Otvorena vrata

1994 Zana

Serbia

Fazoni i Fore

2002 talebearer

Yugoslavia

Holivud ili propast

1991

Yugoslavia

Stremnicka

1989 Isidora Sekulic

Yugoslavia

Stremnicka

1989 Isidora Sekulic

Yugoslavia

Time of Miracles

1989 Marta

Yugoslavia

The Fortunate Pilgrim

1988 Clara

Italy, USA

Dom Bergmanovih

1988 Ana

Italy, USA

Pokondirena tikva

1986 Fema

Yugoslavia

Rodoljupci

1986 Zelenicka

Yugoslavia

Tombola

1985 Olga

Yugoslavia

Bele udovice

1985

Yugoslavia

Provincija u pozadini

1985

Yugoslavia

Imenjaci

1983

Yugoslavia

Beograd nekad i sad

1982 Ljuba, Buba & Ingrid

Yugoslavia

Bila jednom ljubav jedna

1981

Yugoslavia

Stari Beograd

1981

Yugoslavia

Topola sa terase

1981 Ana

Yugoslavia

AVETI

Year Role

BITEF THEATER

BURE BARUTA

Year Role

Yugoslav Drama Theater

DEAR DAD

Year Role

CHILDREN'S CULTURAL CENTER BELGRADE

DRAMA ABOUT PEACE AND THIS AROUND IT

Year Role

Yugoslav Drama Theater

FEDRINA LOVE

Year Role

Yugoslav Drama Theater

HELVER'S NIGHT

Year Role

ATELJE 212

THE ITALIAN NIGHT

Year Role

Yugoslav Drama Theater

MOLIER

Year Role

Yugoslav Drama Theater

PANDORA'S BOX

Year Role

BELGRADE DRAMA THEATER

BEFORE PENSION

Year Role

Yugoslav Drama Theater

PSYCHOSIS AT 4.48

Year Role

BITEF THEATER

ROMANTIC BUDALS

Year Role

PAN THEATER

BORN IN YU

Year Role

Yugoslav Drama Theater

VAGININE MONOLOGISTS

Year Role

ATELJE 212

Dragon's killers

Year Role

Yugoslav Drama Theater

Dobra zena

2016 Milena

Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia

  • Best Actress, FEST Belgrade International Film Festival, movie " Requiem for Mrs. J ".

    2017 Won

  • Best Film in the Balkan Selection, Skopje Film Festival, movie "A Good Wife"

    2016 Nominated

  • Golden Pyramid, Cairo International Film Festival, movie "A Good Wife"

    2016 Nominated

  • International Debut Award, Gothenburg Film Festival, movie "A Good Wife"

    2016 Nominated

  • FIPRESCI Award, Motovun Film Festival, movie "A Good Wife"

    2016 Won

  • Grand Jury Prize (World Cinema – Dramatic), Sundance Film Festival, movie "A Good Wife"

    2016 Nominated

  • Best Film in the Eastern European Competition, Cleveland International Film Festival, movie "A Good Wife"

    2016 Won

  • Best Actress, FEST Belgrade International Film Festival, movie "A Good Wife"

    2016 Won

  • Best Supporting Actress , Trophées Francophones du Cinema, movie "A Place Called Home "

    2015 Nominated

  • Best Supporting Actress , Hellenic Film Academy Awards, movie "A Place Called Home"

    2014 Nominated

  • Best Actress, SOFEST Sopot Film Festival, movie "The Whirl"

    2013 Won

  • Outstanding Contribution to Film, Television and Theatre, Žanka Stokić Award,

    2011 Won

  • Best Actress, Chlotrudis Awards, movie "Grbavica"

    2008 Nominated

  • Actor's Mission Award, Art Film Fest

    2007 Won

  • Best Actress , Brussels Film Festival, movie "Grbavica"

    2006 Won

  • Best Actress, Pula Film Festival, movie "When Father Was Away on Business"

    1985 Won

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