29 August 2019 - Culture Centre Tivat announces Award Decisions at PURGATORIJE 2019 Festival:
The award decision has been made by a jury consisting of Ivica Kunčević - jury president and jury members Dubravka Drakić and Stevan Koprivica.
Award for Best Play at the Fourteenth Festival of the Mediterranean Theatre Purgatorije 2019, has been unanimously presented to the play ZAŠTO JE POLUDEO GOSPODIN R? (Why did Mister R Go Crazy?), produced by the Yugoslav Drama Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia.
Justification: Using Reiner Fasbinder's work as a pretext, the authors and the ensemble produced a show of marvelous semantic and poetic verticals, a humorous and above all bitter dedication to the loss of the so-called "little man", a similar one to us, a work that caters to viewers in the true meaning of that Aristotelian term the essence of theatre.
Award for Best Acting has been unanimously decided to go to actor Boris Isakovic for his role of Lord R in the theatre play "Why did Mr. R go crazy?" produced by the Yugoslav Drama Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia.
Justification: The Best Actor Award goes to Boris Isakovic for his role as Lord R in the play "Why Mr. R went crazy". Boris Isakovic, with the ease of boundless talent and total dedication to acting, interprets Mr. R by going through different genres and types of theatrical expression, uniting them into a painful portrait of an individual devastated by the society in which we all live and with which we have complete identification.
The Bravura Acting Award has been unanimously decided to go to actor NENAD JEZDIC for the role of Boss Mark - gazda Marko in the play Nečista krv (The Unclean Blood) in the production of the National Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia
Justification: Nenad Jezdić made the perfect amalgam of an authentic Stankovic character and a contemporary rural almost-amateur by sometimes playing indescribable internal fractures. Jezdić finds brilliant solutions in interpenetration, in which he superstitiously replaces it with a suggestive and expressive physical movement, in which we sense all the agitation of the soul of the hero he interprets.
The Special Award for Artistic Achievement has been unanimously decided to go to BOB JELIČIĆ for directing a theatre play.
Justification: Bobo Jeličić shows what the theatre can do through directorial thinking, while remaining in the coordinates of a readable and interesting act for the viewer. Jelicic combines wit, pain, politics, charm and tragedy by completely devoting himself to working with the actors in the most mysterious detail, while reducing the stage apparatus to a minimal but effective character. The result of Jelicic's directorial manuscript is a play that belongs to the total theatre we rarely see in our scenes.
Based on the Decision on the establishment of Ivana Tomicic Theatre Award, the Director of Culture Centre Tivat, Neven Stanicic, made the Decision on giving the 2019 Award to actor OMAR BAJRAMSPAHIC for his outstanding contribution to the development of theatrical expression.
The closing night of the festival will be staged tomorrow, August 30 at 9 pm, when the theatre play Vrat od stakla (The Neck Made of Glass) will be performed after the awards ceremony, as announced from the Culture Centre. The play is directed by Jagos Markovic, written by Biljana Srbljanovic and produced by the Yugoslav Drama Theater in Belgrade. Cast: Jelisaveta Seka Sablic, Vesna Trivalic, Anita Mancic, Dragan Micanovic, Irfan Mensur and others.