Ten young talents are off to catch the spotlight at the Berlinale as Shooting Stars 2014. From Denmark comes 28-year-old Danica Curcic who together with her acting colleagues will get unique access to the press, public and industry during the festival in February.
Danica Curcic was born in Belgrade in 1985 and came to Denmark at the age of one. She graduated with a BA in Film and Media Studies from the University of Copenhagen and spent a year at the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre in California before she enrolled at the Danish National School of Performing Arts where she graduated in 2012.
Shooting Stars is a pan-European initiative which spotlights young acting talents each year at the Berlin International Film Festival. The initiative is organized by European Film Promotion, a network of film agencies across Europe, and was launched for the first time in 1998. The talents are selected by an international jury.
DANISH SHOOTING STARS THROUGH THE YEARS Mikkel Boe Følsgaard
A Royal Affair, The Keeper of Lost CausesPilou Asbæk
Spies & Glistrup, A Hijacking, R, Borgen (TV), World's ApartCyron Melville
Your & Me Forever, A Royal Affair, Fighter, The Killing (TV)Stine Fischer Christensen
Die Unsichtbare (Germany), Princess, After the Wedding
... and ...David Dencik
/ 2007Beate Bille
/ 2006Jakob Cedergren
/ 2005Sonja Richter
/ 2004Nikolaj Lie Kaas
/ 2003Maria Würgler Rich
/ 2002Ann Eleonora Jørgensen
/ 2001Thure Lindhardt
/ 2000Iben Hjejle
/ 1999Lars Simonsen
Curcic has appeared in several major theater productions at the Royal Danish Theatre. She has also played in several internationally renowned television series such as "Those Who Kill", "Wallander" and season 2 of "The Bridge".
Next year, Danica Curcic will be playing major roles in no less than four Danish films. Premiering in April is "On the Edge", director Christian E. Christiansen's sequel to "Life Hits". Later in the year, Curcic will appear in Mikkel Nørgaard's second film in Zentropa's Department Q series, "The Absent One", in Bille August's family drama "Silent Heart" and in Hella Joof's comedy "Malta – All Inclusive".
In "On the Edge", a Zentropa production telling the story about three friends in a setting of illegal car racing, alcohol and fast love, Curcic plays across Norway's Shooting Star Jakob Oftebro and Cyron Melville, who was Danish Shooting Star in 2009.
The international jury behind the selection motivates their choice of Danica Curcic with the following words:
"Danica's effortless charm lights up the screen in hit-and-run drama 'Lev Staerkt' (aka 'On the Edge'). In a film that initially seems to occupy a very male-dominated world, she quietly emerges as the story's beating heart and moral compass."
Berlin International Film Festival 6-16 February 2014