July 24, 2023

Congratulations: BiH actors Jelena Kordić Kuret and Adnan Omerović awarded at the Pula Film Festival

At the awards-presentation ceremony of the 70th anniversary Pula Film Festival, held last weekend, the BiH actor Adnan Omerović was presented with the Golden Arena for the Best Male Role in the film “The Happiest Man in the World” directed by Teona Strugar Mitevska, for which the script was written by the BiH screenwriter Elma Tataragić, while the special prize of the jury was awarded to the BiH actress Jelena Kordić Kuret for the main female role in the same film.

Jelena Kordić Kuret, the drama champion of the Croatian National Theatre in Mostar, created in the “The Happiest Man in the World” a fascinating character who gradually, with a long, precise restraint, reveals external and internal scars and creates an arc from a carefully constructed facade through an impressive disarray to the final confrontation, reads the explanation.

The actor of the Tuzla National Theatre, Adnan Omerović, created a character who is visibly and disturbingly torn by an insurmountable sense of guilt for the dramatic events of the past. The neurosis that is felt in his entire being tangibly evokes the conflicted state of consciousness of a man haunted by events in which he participated both as a victim and as an aggressor, reads the release on the official website of the Pula Film Festival.

In addition to Jelena Kordić Kuret and Adnan Omerović, the film also stars Izudin Bajrović, Vedrana Božinović, Irma Alimanović, Mona Muratović, Siniša Vidović and Kemal Rizvanović.

The Federal Minister of Culture and Sports, Sanja Vlaisavljević, sends her hearty congratulations to the great actors of Bosnia and Herzegovina on their important awards, and especially to the screenwriter of the film “The Happiest Man in the World”, Elma Tataragić.