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Italian actress Anita Kravos dreams about starring in Russian film

April 09, 2014, 19:51 UTC+3 MOSCOW
“I grew up in a wonderful place, a place where European and Slavic cultures meet. That is why Eastern Europe has always attracted me,” she adds
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MOSCOW, April 09. /ITAR-TASS/. An Italian film star, Anita Kravos, has arrived in Moscow to visit the New Italian Cinema Events Festival N.I.C.E., which opened on Wednesday evening in the city cinema hall Illusion. The celebrity told ITAR-TASS about her love for Russia and her dream to act in a Russian movie.

“It is a great honor for me to be here at this the festival. When I was a student of Russian Academy of Theatre Arts, now known as GITIS Theatre Arts University, I spent several years in Moscow, so I feel at home here”, she said.

Kravos spent her childhood in the Italian port of Trieste, located near the Italy-Slovenia border. “I grew up in a wonderful place, a place where European and Slavic cultures meet. That is why Eastern Europe has always attracted me. Then I entered a university in Venice and started learning Russian language and literature, which strongly influenced my philosophy and views”, she said.

The actress stressed that the famous Soviet film director Andrei Tarkovsky shaped her artistic career, as she still tries to follow his major life principles up to now. The famous Russian films The Irony of Fate/ Enjoy Your Bath! and Office Romance, directed by Eldar Ryazanov, are among her favorites, Kravos said. “I do not want to sound old-fashioned, but these two films are my favorites and I will never get tired of watching them over and over”, she said with a smile.

The celebrity said she had wished to get a role in a Russian film for a long time. “Hope my dreams will come true and I will be able to return to Russia soon. I do not want to disclose all my secrets at once, but I can tell you one thing: tomorrow I am invited to take part in a casting for a new Russian movie, for the part of an Italian girl, so please keep your fingers crossed for me”, she said.

The actress made her debut in 2007, when she became a star after the leading role in a film Come l'ombra (Like a shadow), directed by Italian Marina Prada. Later, she worked with such famous Italian directors as Claudio Camarca, Matteo Pellegrini, Paolo Franchi, Vittorio Moroni and played Talia Concept in the latest film of Paolo Sorrentino, titled La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty). “I play a mad woman, who is a painter, in The Great Beauty. It is a minor role, though an extremely important one, as it reveals the real idea of the movie, which is art”, concluded the actress.

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