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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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Camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity

“Life is like a camera, just focus on what’s important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don’t work out, just take another shot.” ~unknown

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“I create other worlds, magical never-never lands where the camera is my weapon and the battles I fight are with the elements. i stretch the laws of the mind and displace people from their realities to capture a side of them they didn’t even know they had. Photography has the ability to freeze people in this time and space—no matter what happens after that moment, it cannot change—they are exactly how i want them to be.” 
― Tyler Shields

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“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.” 
― Henri Cartier-Bresson

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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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Keys

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

John Lennon

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“Imagination is the only key to the future. Without it none exists — with it all things are possible.” 
― Ida Tarbell

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“Knowledge is the stuff from which new ideas are made. Thus, the real key to being creative lies in what you do with your knowledge.” 
― Roger Von Oech,

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ThiS MonTh we are going to the SET of the Movie “LoVe IsLand”

This month we were to the set of the movie “Love Island”  at the “St. Nikola” island near Porec, Istria.

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Foto by: Glas Istre

Bosnian director Jasmila Žbanić,awarded with Berlinale’s Golden Bear for Grbavica[trailerfilm focus] in 2006, has started the principal photography of her new film Love Island in Croatia last week.

Co-written by Žbanić and famous Bosnian novelist Aleksandar Hemon and starring Ariane Lebed(best actress award in Venice in 2010 for Attenberg [trailerfilm focus]), Ada Condeescu(last seen in Catalin Mitulescu’s Loverboy [trailer]), Franco Nero, and Leon Lučev,who also co-produces the film, Love Island tells the story of a pregnant French woman who lives in Sarajevo with her Bosnian husband and their daughter. They go for a vacation at a Croatian island, where things get complicated when they all become attracted to a beautiful woman.

Text by: Vladan Petkovic

My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.

Anais Nin