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Leon-Lučev

He is one of the best Croatian actors.

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Lučev had his feature film debut in Vinko Brešan‘s 1996 comedy How the War Started on My Island. Since then he frequently appeared in a number of Croatian and Bosnian films, including two drama films directed by Jasmila ŽbanićGrbavica (2006) and On the Path (Na putu, 2008).

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Lučev won the Golden Arena for Best Supporting Actor award at the 2008 Pula Film Festival, the Croatian national film awards, for his role in Vinko Brešan’s 2008 film Will Not End Here (Nije kraj) and the Best Actor award at the 2008 Sarajevo Film Festival for Goran Rušinović‘s film Buick Riviera.[1]

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We present you…Jasmila Zbanic

Jasmila Zbanić is a film director from Bosnia, and a graduate of Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, department for theater and film directing.

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She also worked as a puppeteer in the Vermont-based “Bread and Puppet” Theater and as a clown in a Lee De Long workshop. She is noted for the 2006 Golden Bear winning film Grbavica. In 1997 she has founded an artist’s association “DEBLOKADA”. 

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Filmography
Na putu, feature film, 2009. (in post-production)
Grbavica, feature film, 2006.
Birthday, short feature film, 2004.
Images from the Corner, short documentary, 2003.
Sjećaš li se Sarajeva, 2003.
Red Rubber Boots, short documentary, 2000.
Ljubav je…, 1998.
Noć je, mi svijetlimo, documentary, 1998.
Poslije, poslije, short documentary, 1997.
Autobiografija, 1995.

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Awards
Golden Bear – Best Film – Berlin Film Festival 2006, for Grbavica
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury – Berlin Film Festival 2006, for Grbavica
Peace Film Award – Berlin Film Festival 2006, for Grbavica
Big Stamp – ZagrebDox, for Images from the Corner
Award of the Soros Center for Contemporary Art, for Autobiografija
Award of the Soros Center for Contemporary Art, for Poslije, poslije
Special prize at Sarajevo Film Festival, for Noć je, mi svijetlimo
Jury award at New York Expo Film Festival, for Noć je, mi svijetlimo
Special mention at Alpe Adria Film Festival, for Red Rubber Boots
Plaque of Sarajevo Canton, and Key of Sarajevo

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According to Žbanić, her first name is a deliberate corruption of the name Jasmina.

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Once Upon a time…

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“Once upon a time there was what there was, and if nothing had happened there would be nothing to tell.” 
― Charles de LintDreams Underfoot

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“Here and there and not just in books we catch glimpses of a world of once upon a time and they lived happily ever after, of a world where there is a wizard to give courage and a heart, an angel with a white stone that has written on it our true and secret name, and it is so easy to dismiss it all that it is hardly worth bothering to do. … But if the world of the fairy tale and our glimpses of it here and there are only a dream, they are one of the most haunting and powerful dreams that the world has ever dreamed…” 
― Frederick Buechner

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PaBlo PicaSSo…the great one

““When I was a child my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk, you’ll be the pope.’ Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.” 
― Pablo Picasso

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Blue Period – 1901 to 1904

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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” 

Rose Period – 1904 to 1906

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“Everything you can imagine is real.” 

 

Cubism Period – 1909 to 1912

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“Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” 

Classicism and Surrealism Period

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“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” 

Later Works – After 1945

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“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone” 

“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun” 

All quotes by Pablo Picasso

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ThiS MonTh we are going to…

4. Valamar JaZZ FesTivaL in Porec, Croatia

25. – 29. June 2013.

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4. Valamar JaZZ FesTivaL will be held in Porec, Croatia.

The beauty of the festival is in connection of big jazz names and the stages who are situated in the authentic historical and natural setting.

The concert will be performed on the Island of Sveti Nikola and in cultural and historical monument, in the Euphrasian Basilica. After party and jam session will be heard from the city streets from the Villa Polesini.

Some of big names as Eddie Palmieri, Buster Williams, Trilok Gurtu, Billy Childs are guests of the 4.Valamar Jazz Festival and this is a really good reason to join the festival.

More info at  www.valamarjazz.com