Rade Serbedzija, the most famous Croatian actor and director, also a musician and poet, will join the festival and participate the panel.
He is internationally known mainly for his supporting roles in Hollywood films such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, X-Men: First Class, The Saint, Space Cowboys, Mission: Impossible II, Taken 2 and many others, as well as for his recurring role as former Soviet Army General in TV series 24.
Considered one of the former Yugoslavia’s finest actors, Serbedzija appeared in over 40 of the fractured country’s feature films and was a two-time winner of the Pula Film Festival’s coveted Golden Arena for Best Actor. In addition to his film credits, Serbedzija was also a distinguished stage actor, once heralded as Yugoslavia’s definitive Hamlet. In cinema, he gained international exposure in the Oscar-nominated Pred Dozhdot/Before the Rain (1994). The film earned ten awards at the 1994 Venice Film Festival, including the Grand Prix Golden Lion; Serbedzija also won the festival’s Critics’ Award for Best Actor.
In 2010 Serbedzija has founded a Postgraduate Program for drama, media and culture in Rijeka, Croatia.