EUROPE Awards

2016

Juliette Binoche

Juliette Binoche is the only actress who was the Best Actress of Venice, Berlin and Cannes. In Venice she was awarded for her leading role in Three Colors: Blue. In Berlin she was named Best Actress for The English Patient and in Cannes for the leading role of the Certified Copy by the legendary Abbas Kiarostami. One out of the eight Academy Awards of The English Patient went to her: playing Hana, the Canadian nurse was one of the highlights of her career. Three Colors: Blue and The English Patient made her an international star, one of the most well-known actresses of the world. She worked with the greatest masters of the world cinema: Michael Haneke’s masterpieces Code Unknown and Caché are unimaginable without Binoche. She is a great actress and a true star, an European star: role model and point of orientation for millions.

2017

Magda Vášáryová

The leading actress of ‘Shortcuts’ aka ‘Cutting it Short’, Magda Vásáryova was 19 when she played the leading role in the film, ‘Marketa Lazarova’. The three-hours epic is considered by the critics and film historians one of the European masterpieces of the golden years of the 1960s. A few years back, the premiere of its digitally re-mastered copy has been a true headliner. The actress is not only acknowledged for dozens of great roles but also for her career in politics. After the regime change she became a politician and a diplomat, making it up the being Slovakian presidential candidate. She also served as ambassador and state secretary of foreign affairs. The actress and politician speaks several languages and has a truly European point of view.

 

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