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Oscar winners Frances McDormand and Joel Coen to attend Ponta Lopud Festival on Dubrovnik island this summer

Written by  May 18, 2022

Multiple Oscar winners Frances McDormand and Joel Coen will share their professional and personal experiences with participants in their masterclass workshops in the unique atmosphere of the island of Lopud.

The second edition of the Ponta Lopud Festival in June will turn the island of Lopud for the second time into a creative cultural centre for film industry professionals, a place to meet, exchange ideas and enjoy art. A group of talented regional filmmakers of the new generation will have the opportunity to learn about the professional and personal experiences of artists who are among the top world cinematographers, multiple Oscar winners, actress and producer Frances McDormand and director, producer and screenwriter Joel Coen.

During the festival, Joel Coen and Frances McDormand will hold joint and individual workshops where they will talk about their careers, the experience of working together and collaborating with many film professionals in the process of making a film.

Frances McDormand has long been considered one of the most significant living actresses. With her character roles and numerous outstanding acting achievements for more than three decades, he has delighted both critics and audiences. Roles in films such as "Fargo", "Mississippi Burning", "Nomadland", "Burn After Reading" and many others, constantly raise the standards of what we consider acting skills.


Frances McDormand - Photo Ponta Festival 

This actress and producer has an impressive career and has won four Oscars. Last year, McDormand became the first actress to win both acting and production awards in the same year for "Nomadland" and is a member of the prestigious Triple Crown of Acting Club, an Oscar, Emmy and Tony award in the acting categories.

American director, screenwriter and producer Joel Coen has won four prestigious American Academy Awards, as well as the Palme d'Or at Cannes. Together with his brother Ethan, he has been creating unforgettable works for four decades, behind films such as "No Country for Old Men", "Fargo", "Barton Fink", "The Big Lebowski", and the indispensable titles of film anthologies.

"Frances McDormand and Joel Coen have permanently marked and enriched film art with their work and achievements. They will share their invaluable experiences of creative processes and film as art with young talents in the inspiring atmosphere of the island of Lopud. The successful first edition of the Ponta Lopud Festival encouraged us to raise the bar even higher in all segments of programming and organization of this event, which includes the program for masters and young talents, and a specially selected selection of films for fans of the seventh art," said Miro Purivatra the founder of the Ponta Lopud Festival.

This year, the Ponta Lopuda program has been expanded, in addition to a series of meetings and talks with masters in acting and directing, professional programs for female cameramen are also planned. About twenty participants of the masterclasses will enjoy the rare privilege of learning from top professionals who fully enjoy their work and are always looking for new inspiration.

During the six days of the festival, participants and audiences will be able to enjoy evening film screenings in unique locations under the stars, the exceptional ambience of the fortress of the Franciscan monastery and on the beach of Lafodia Sea Resort.

The second Ponta Lopud festival will be held from June 22 to 27, 2022.

The Voice of Dubrovnik


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