Antoneta Alamat Kusiyanovic’s Croatian film Murina received the prestigious Camera d’Or prize, announced at the announcement of this year’s Cannes Film Festival winners on Saturday 17 July.
One of the main roles in the film was played by Leon Luchev. The image he created reflects the enormous depth, psychologist, and versatility of the character. His acting once again creates a character that holds the viewer’s attention and allows one to feel a huge palette of emotions.
This is the official festival award, which is given to the best debut film in all festival programs.
Murina is a family psychological drama set over four days on a Croatian island.
The Audience Award of the 28th Palich European Film Festival this year was awarded to the film “Unclean Blood – the Sin of Ancestors” directed by Milutin Petrovic, which was shown as part of the main program of the competition.
One of the main roles was brilliantly performed by the actress Katarina Radivojevic. Her acting in this film is especially inspired by the creation of an interesting and versatile image of a strong and vibrant woman. The work in this film once again shows her enormous talent, strong character, and vivid image of Katarina, which takes its rightful place among her many amazing film works.
The film is based on the roman, one of the most famous Serbian writers in the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century Borislav Stankovic. “Impure Blood” is the story of the famous Serbian merchant Khashi Trifun, who tries to keep the peace with the Turkish authorities, at the same time maintains his reputation and influence in Vranje, an important Turkish city near the border with liberated Serbia.
The film was directed by a script by Vojislav Nanovic and adapted by Milena Markovic. Milenko Eremic was responsible for the scenography, who with his team built a copy of the 19th century Lies. The magnificent costumes of that era were created by the costume designer Marina Medenitsa. The film was produced by This and That Productions.
The film “Quo Vadis Aida?” starring Jasna Djuricic and Boris Isakovic, won the UNIMED award at the 77th Venice Film Festival and was nominated for the Oscars and British BAFTA Film Award
During the 77th Venice International Film Festival, an international jury of 12 students from UNIMED associated universities awarded the “UNIMED Award 2020” to Yasmila Zhbanich’s film ” Quo Vadis, Aida?” for its artistic value and ability to portray contemporary themes of integration and multiculturalism.
Also film was
officially nominated for the Oscars in the category Best International Feature
Film and was nominated a few days ago in two categories for the British BAFTA
Film Award – for Best Director and Best Non-English Language Film. Also, the
film received extremely high marks from American critics, with an average
rating of an incredible 96 on Metacritic.
IN MEMORIAM ( Mira Furlan 7 September 1955 – 20 January 2021 )
20.01.2021 at the age of 65, in Los Angeles,the actress Mira Furlan died after a long illness.
Mira Furlan was born on September 7, 1955 in Zagreb.
Furlan was a member of the Croatian National Theater in Zagreb and often appeared on Yugoslav television and films. She played Ankika Vidmar in the film “When Father Was Away on Business”, which won the Palme d’Or at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In the late 1980s, she performed in theater productions in both Zagreb and Belgrade
She emigrated to the United States with her husband, director Goran Gajic, in 1991, where she performed on the Los Angeles theater stages and studied music.
Her most famous music albums were “Songs from Movies That Have Never Been Made” (Songs From Movies That Have Never Been Made) and “A Thousand years ago in Yugoslavia” (1000 years ago in Yugoslavia).
In the United States, Furlan became famous after playing the role of an ambassador of the Minbari civilization named Delenn in the science fiction series “Babylon 5”, in which she starred for five seasons.
In 2004, she debuted in the TV series “LOST” as Danielle Russo- a scientist who was shipwrecked on a mysterious island.
The first role in a feature film after emigrating to the United States, the actress played in 2007, in the film “Apology”. In 2008, Mira Furlan played the role of Yagoda in the Serbian TV series “Storks will Return”, directed by her husband Goran Gajic. In total, the actress starred in more than 70 projects, including Emir Kusturica’s film “Dad on a Business Trip”, “Born Twice”, “Tour” and so on.
Movie ” Turneja” by Goran Markovic, 2008
Mira Furlan, as a person of all-round talent, is also known for her literary works. Mira wrote the play “Until Death Do us Part” (Croatian: Dok nas smrt ne razdvoji), which takes place in Zagreb in the 1970s, the play of the same name with great success has been played in many theaters in the former Yugoslavia for several years. A collection of her columns in the now defunct Croatian magazine Feral Tribune was published in 2010 as a book (horv.Totalna rasprodaja)
Mira’s multi-faceted talent, beauty and energy have captured her many roles in the now iconic films of ex-Yugoslavia, Europe and America. Her name rightfully occupies one of the most important places in the history of modern cinema.
The Kinoist team sends its condolences to the family of Mira Furlan and together with everyone mourns the loss of an incredibly talented, wonderful and bright person.
WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU!!! LET THE GOD SHOW YOU A WAY TO FOLLOW THE STARS, BECAUSE THE SKY IS THE PLACE WHERE YOU BELONG! SHINE THE BRIGHTEST FOR US, THE WAY ONLY YOU CAN!!! FOREVER AND EVER! ( ВО ВЕКИ ВЕКОВ, “ODUVEK I ZAUVEK samo si nebu pripadala”!)
We cordially congratulate our actor Goran Bogdan on his nomination for the prestigious European Film Academy Award.
In addition to his other nominated actors are pole Bartosz Bilene, who played a major role in the film “Corpus Christi”, the Italian Elio Germano in the film “Hidden”, Italian Luca Marinelli in “Martin Eden”, the Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen in “Another round” and the Dane Viggo Mortensen in the film “the Fall”.
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 33rd European Film Awards will be held as a series of virtual events produced from the Berlin Branch of the European Film Academy without an audience in the hall. Every evening, a live broadcast of “EFAs at eight” will be broadcast, dedicated to the nominees and winners of various categories of the European Film Awards 2020.
Once again, we congratulate Goran and are very proud of his achievements and wish to collect as many awards as possible!
This year in the Berlin Festival 2020, which will be held fromFebruary 20 to March 1 audience will have chance to see new movie of Serbian director Srdan Golubovic with Goran Bogdan in the leading role.
Film ” Father” deals with a true story, describes the tragedy and personal struggles of a man who lost his children because of poverty.
Goran is working very hard and we looking forward to seeing the results of his dedication, workaholic and passion on the screen. To the delight of many his admirers in this year we will see him on screen often. Good luck to Goran in further work.
KINOIST fantastic actor Boris Isakovic goes hand in hand with Emilia Clark and Emma Thompson in the new movie Last Christmas
In the movie Last Christmas, which arrives in the cinema on November 8. this year, in the company of Emma Thompson and Emilia Clark, we will also see actor of our agency Boris Isakovic.
This romantic comedy was directed by Paul Feig who is known for movie hits such as Bridesmaids, Spy and The Heat. The role of Kate’s mom belonged to Emma Thompson and her husband is played by Boris Isakovic. Production is by Universal Pictures and the entire soundtrack for the movie is written and performed by George Michael.
We cannot wait to see how our phenomenal actor has performed in the new acting challenge on the big screen.
We congratulate to the actor Milan Maric on the successful closing of the theater’s summer season by playing the main role next to the legendary actor Rade Serbedzija.
This year, the theater’s summer season ended successfully, and the play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” on island Brioni, Croatia, was one of those who received the best critics in the region. Directed by Lenka Vidova.
With the following actors: Rade Sherbegia acted as George, Katarina Bystrovich Darvash in the roles of Marta, Milan Maric as NiIck and Romina Tonkovich as Honey.
The premiere took place on July 29th at Brioni!
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
About the play:
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf is a play by Edward Albee first staged in 1962. It examines the complexities of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George. Late one evening, after a university faculty party, they receive an unwitting younger couple, Nick and Honey, as guests, and draw them into their bitter and frustrated relationship.
He is internationally known for his roles in Hollywood films such as Snatch ( British crime comedy film written and directed by Guy Ritchie), role as Boris the Blade, for his recurring role as former Soviet Army General Dmitri Gredenko in Season 6 of TV action series 24….And many others supporting roles in films such as: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, X-Men: First Class, The Saint, In the Land of Blood and Honey, Mission: Impossible 2
David Warawa in the “Candide” (By Voltaire )at Vienna Kammeroper
We are very pleased to inform you about new Theater Performance “Candide” in Vienna Kammeroper, where our actor David Wurawa playing main role ( Voltaire). With only 10 performances it was the most wanted performance in Austria. The audience is more than thrilled with the play and by performing the actors of this spectacular Voltaire’s masterpiece. On the monday 20th may is the last performance
Voltaire had an enormous influence on the development of historiography through his demonstration of fresh new ways to look at the past.
Many of Voltaire’s prose works and romances, usually composed as pamphlets, were written as polemics. Candide attacks the passivity inspired by Leibniz’s philosophy of optimism through the character Pangloss’s frequent refrain that circumstances are the “best of all possible worlds”.