Nikola Rakocevic – Actor
Festival Section: European Shooting Stars 2014
FRED talks to Serbian actor Nikola Rakocevic, one of the European Shooting Stars of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.
Jury’s comment: The youngest of five lead actors in ensemble piece CIRCLES, Nikola registers strongly with an exceptionally vivid performance. While showcasing consistent energy and charisma, Nikola’s additional screen credits reveal an impressive range of acting registers – indicating a versatile stealth weapon with great casting potential.
Nikola Rakocevic was trained in the theater where he has won critical acclaim and is a member of the Yugoslavian Drama Theater. His film debut was in 2005 in SHETIAN’S WARRIOR (by Stevan Filipovic), which was followed by Sons of my Brothers (by Sinisa Kovacevic) , both of which won him substantial recognition. Nikola’s roles in SKINNING (by Stevan Filipovic) brought him further acclaim, and in 2013 he was cast in CIRCLES (by Srdan Golubovic) which won awards at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals. The film is Serbia’s official entry as Best Foreign Language Film for the Oscars.
Reporter: Matt Micucci