Lifetime achievement award for Prima Primavera star

The Serbian-born Bulgarian actor Djoko Rosic, who has appeared in almost 40 Hungarian films including Vita Nova Films’ PRIMA PRIMAVERA, will be presented a lifetime achievement award at the closing ceremony of the 41st Hungarian Film Week, which starts on Tuesday.

"I am very pleased to have worked with Hungarian film industry professionals for 35 years. I like Hungary and my Hungarian colleagues, and it makes me most happy that they like me," Rosic, who celebrated his 78th birthday last month, said upon learning of the award.”

He also said to have learned some Hungarian during the 35 years he has regularly appeared in Hungarian films, but only to the extent to “swear fluently and get by in the pubs” – he adds jokingly. There was only one film his own voice was used, PRIMA PRIMAVERA which premiered during last year’s Film Week. “It was the director Janos Edelenyi who persuaded me and was patient enough to work with me on my slow diction.” It was also Edelenyi who initiated the idea of honouring Djoko. “I would be very pleased if Djoko would be acknowledged as a Hungarian actor. He is a wonderful actor and person, with an absolutely unique vocal organ, that cannot be revoiced” the director told.

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