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BRANKO ZAVRŠAN

 

 

Personal Data
  • Born: January 13th, 1962 in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe
  • Hight: 183cm
  • Eyes: blue
  • Hair: blond (and grey)
About Branko

Graduated in 1984 at the Ljubljana National Academy of Theatre, Film, Radio and Television, Završan did a specialisation course at the International School of Theatre, Mime and Movement "Jacques Lecoq" of Paris in 1987. He is also a scriptwriter, choreographer, singer, dance-theatre and plays’ director. He directed documentaries and didactic movies. He was an “alternative theatre” teacher at the Ljubljana Theatre Academy and now also at the Ljubljana Dance Academy.

Among his more memorable interpretations: In the role of Branko (main and almost only actor on the screen) in the movie “TIR” by Alberto Fasulo (Awarded for the best film in Rom film festival – Golden Marc Aurelio 2013). In the role of “Deminer” in the movie “No Man’s Land” by Tanis Tanović and set in 1993 during the Serb-Bosnian war (Awarded for the best screenplay at Cannes 2001 and Oscar for the foreign film). In the role of “Tragedian” in the film of the English comedian writer Tom Stoppard "Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern are dead”, Golden Lion in Venice 1990.

 

 


 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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Feature Film & Television Film (Selected) 

Feature Films
  • PARADISE, UNA NUOVA VITA (Paradise, the new life) director  D. dell Degan (role: father Georg)
  • NOMI DEL SIGNOR SULČIČ (Names of Mr. Sulčič) director  E. Sgarbi ( Marko)
  • MOCKING OF CHRIST (Ruganje so hristos)director: J. Bojadzi (role: Lukas)
  • LOSER (Ne bom več luzerka) director: U. Menart (role: Rudi) 2018
  • TIR director A. Fasulo (role: Branko)
  • HAND LUGGAGE (Osebna prtljaga)dir. J. Lapajne (role: Samo)
  • INSTALLATION OF LOVE (Instalacija ljubezni)dir. M. Weiss (role: Vasko)THE HOSTAGE dir: L. Pakalnina (role: hijacker)
  • NO MAN’S LAND dir. D. Tanović (role: deminer)
  • RUFFIANS (Barabe) dir. M. Zupanič (role: Heckler)
  • PATRIOT dir. T. Štiglic (role:Patriot)MORANA dir. A. Verbič (Gorazd)
  • ROSENKRANTZ AND GUILDENSTEIN ARE DEAD dir.Tom Stoppard (Tragedian)
 Television Films
  • JEZERO (The lake) director M. Luzar, K. Dvornik (vloga: Balažič)
    IL CONFINE E UN BOSCO (The forest is the border) director G. Milloco (role: Ivan)
  • V IMENU LJUDSTVA (In the name of justice)« director V. Anzeljc
  • V DVOJE (Together) - season 3 director L. Marčetić (vloga: Brane)
  • L'ATROVE PIU VICINO – NAJBLIŽJI DRUGJE (The nearest other) dir E. Sgarbi (role: Branko)
  • WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK (Več po oglasih )dir: V.V. Anžlovar (role: Minister Pipan)
  • WITNESS (Taumen – priča)Dir. K. Dornik (Cousin)NEW WORLD (Novi svet) Dir. M. Weis (Jože)DR. FRANCE PREŠEREN Dir. F Slak (Crobath)
  • PRESIDENT (Predsednik) Dir. A. Tomašič (President Volk)
  • LA DAME DE BERLIN Dir.P.Boutron (Košut)
  • LA VALLEE DES ESPOIRS Dir.J.P.Marchand (Yougoslavian)

AWARDS

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Oton Župančič
The city of Ljubljana Award Winner 2009
Solistika
Audience Award at the 2009 Week of Slovenian Drama

Jury Award for best virtuosic performance as a whole - Teatar Fest, Sarajevo 2009

Installation of Love
The film won Special Jury Mention at the 19th Trieste Film Festival, 2008

Invisible Civilization
Nomination for Best Picture: Documentary Film Festival, Tokyo 2004 
Taumen Amy
Gong Creativity 2004
Will Finds a Way
Gong of Creativity 2002
No Man's Land
Award for Best Screenplay - Cannes 2001

Best Film FELIX 2001

Best Foreign Language Film Golden Globe 2002

OSCAR 2002 (More than 50 awards at festivals around the world)

Listen Up!  We Recycle

Festival golden stick, 15th performing arts festival for children and youth: Special Jury Award for the music

Tiri

Awarded as the best film in Rom film festival – Golden Marc Aurelio 2013,

Special mention in Belfort film festival,

Best film in film festival in Bari

Best Actor 20013/2014

Best Actor  of the year  2013/2014. Večer magazine award.

Mocking of Christ

MOCKING OF CHRIST (Ruganje so hristos« director: J. Bojadzi (role: Lukas) Innovation award, Montreal international film festival 2018

Best Actor

Best actor award at XXV. The St. Petersburg international Christmas Theater Festival 2018 - role: André / the father in OČE (Father) of F. Zeller

Best Slovenian Actor

Best Slovenian Actor - award DUŠA POČKAJ The Slovenian Association of Dramatic Artists for the period 2017 -2019

CURRICULUM VITAE 

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Download the full Branko Završan Curriculum Vitae 


CONTACT

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+386 41 711 221

branko.zavrsan(at)gmail.com

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