Close-Up: Katia Pascariu

18/11 | THURSDAY | 17:00 | Kino Kinoteka
language: English
open to the public

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In cooperation with the Filmmakers Association of Croatia we present the masterclass with Katia Pascariu, the lead actress in Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn, directed by Radu Jude, which won the Golden Bear for Best Film at Berlinale 2021. The talk will focus on the acting aspect of working with a master of the Romanian New Wave whose works explore the boundaries between directing methods of documentary and fiction film. By skilfully adapting to the filming conditions during the global pandemic, the project was able to present the historic moment with added authenticity. Pascariu will discuss how her acting adapted to these changes in a conversation hosted by producer Tamara Babun.


An actress and cultural activist with degrees in Performing Arts and Anthropology. She is part of several independent theatre groups that do multidiciplinary political and theatre projects – the Macaz Cooperative, 4th Age Community Arts Center and Replika Center. With her colleagues, she develops artistic and social programs in support of vulnerable communities, promoting socially engaged art and accessibility to culture. She performs in Romanian, English, French and Yiddish.


She was born in Zagreb in 1985. She graduated in production from ADU. She has been working on film and TV projects since 2006. From 2011 to 2015, she was the producer of the ZagrebDox Pro program. From 2012 to 2016, she worked at Factum as an executive producer, participating in the production of a dozen documentaries. In 2017, she founded the production company Wolfgang&Dolly. She is a member of HRUP and HDFD.