Ada Condeescu, best actress in Sarajevo Film Festival

Ada Condeescu was awarded the best actress trophy in the Sarajevo Film Festival and directress Alexandra Gulea received the Restart Award for the ‘Copil miner’ (Child Miner) feature film, according to the festival website.

The winners of the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival, which took place in the period July 22-30, were announced during the award gala organized on Saturday evening.

Ada Condeescu, who plays the part of Veli in Loverboy feature film, was awarded the Heart of Sarajevo in the best actress category.

Ada Condeescu and George Pistereanu play the main characters of Loverboy feature film, directed by Catalin Mitulescu, which describes the story of Luca, a 20-year old young man from Harsova who conquers girls, makes them fall in love and sends them to a human trafficking network in Constanta.

For the organized crime combat policemen this recruitment technique is called ‘the falling-in-love method,’ and the ones applying it are called „loverboys.”

Luca rides his scooter on the sun-drained plains, takes care of his grandfather and picks up girls from among the poor villages along the Danube. His life changes the moment he falls in love with Veli /Ada Condeescu.

Luca seems determined to give up his old ways so he can be with her. But a complaint field against him by a former girlfriend and the pressure his boss puts on him force him to make a decision: to give up on Veli or not.

The Sarajevo Festival was established in 1995 with the purpose of recreating the civil society in a city tormented by a four-year siege. It takes place every year at the end of July and is aimed at presenting important and innovative films with a high artistic value made all over the world.

Its main target is the southeastern Europe region – Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Romanian, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey and Kosovo – and the filmmakers here.

The guest of honour of the Sarajevo Film Festival this year was Angelina Jolie.

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