Božidara Turzonovová

Božidara Turzonovová,[1][2] (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈbɔʒidara ˈturzɔnɔʋɔvaː]; born on May 28, 1942) is a Slovak film and stage actress[1][2] of Bulgarian origins,[2] often referred to as The First Lady of Slovak Theater[3][4] and Film.[5]


Božidara Turzonovová

Bozidara Turzonovova by Eduard Kudlac.JPG
Photo: Eduard Kudláč
Born (1942-05-28) May 28, 1942 (age 78)
NationalitySlovak
Alma materVŠMU, Bratislava (1959–1963)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • professor
  • dean
Years active1961–present
EmployerSND, Bratislava (since 1963)
Organization
Spouse(s)
(m. 1962; w. 2013)
Children2 daughters
WebsiteSlovak National Theater
Signature
Bozidaraturzonovovasign.jpg

The former chairman of the Art Film Fest (AFF) in Trenčianske Teplice,[6] nowadays the president of the International Film Festival Cinematik (IFFC) held in Piešťany (from 2006),[2] Turzonovová is also known as the first dean of the Faculty of Drama at the Academy of Performing Arts in Banská Bystrica (1999–2002), co-established by herself.[7][8] Since 2009, she occupies the Managing Board of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava[9] and, simultaneously, lectures at the Faculty of Mass Media Communication at the University of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Trnava.[1]

In terms of artistic achievements, the actress is most notable for her portrayal of Emmy Destinn in a Jiří Krejčík's motion picture entitled The Divine Emma (1979). The movie was submitted for the 54th Academy Awards in 1982 in the category Best Foreign Language Film. Most currently, the actress was cast in the Palm Springs International ShortFest-winning film The Lunchbox (2009),[10] which also scored a bronze medal in the narrative category at the 37th Annual Student Academy Awards competition, in 2010.[11][12]

BiographyEdit

1942-60: Early life and educationEdit

Božidara Turzonovová is a daughter of a female medician from Serbia and a reputable architect with origins in Macedonia (near Thessaloniki). As the oldest of three descendants, she was born in the Kingdom of Bulgaria. After thirteen months spent in Sofia, her mother followed the spouse to Bratislava, where he worked since 1939. From 1943, Turzonovová was therefore raised in Slovakia.[13] According to the actress, she was often called "that Bulgarian" at that time that led her to a state of feeling rather humbled (as she recollected for the Czech Television in 2011). Although, she originally planned to study art history at the Palacký University of Olomouc in western part of then-Czechoslovakia, for which she would also apply, Turzonovová continued with drama eventually at the Slovak Academy of Performing Arts. While one of her classmates was Emília Vášáryová, her teacher became Ján Borodáč who taught the Stanislavski's method. However, as the artist later disclosed, she found difficult to couple with partners on the scene, and wanted to abandon the college.[14] In 2012 for SME she said: "For me 'partnering stuff' has always been a problem in acting, especially when I was yet a student."[15]

1961-69: Career beginnings and the National TheaterEdit

   
"I don't want to mentor here but even word has a sound content energy, that's all about energies. And when a performance turns out well, if there's my energy, an energy of fellows, an energy of the director who put his effort into it, then there's one great synergy which circulates, and after it circulates backwards. And that's the atmosphere in theater, that's what makes audiences laugh, moves them to tears or completely hushes them up, so they will hold their breath. And those are the moments that I love, and which I will never accomplish on any TV, in any series and in any film – only on stage."[16]
—Actress on her relation with live audience
(Mestské divadlo Žilina; March 16, 2013).
Photo: Eduard Kudláč

The actress made her official debut on the screen in black-and-white movie entitled Most na tú stranu (English: A Bridge to the Other Side) by Vladislav Pavlovič, to be premiered in January the following year. The psychological drama starred Jozef Adamovič;[17] a three years older actor whom Turzonovová would marry. Her initial appearance for television came along with Ján Klimo's Mladé letá (English: Young Ages, 1962), another drama based on an autobiographical novel by Martin Kukučín.[18] While on college, she was cast in two plays at a chamber theatre of the Slovak National Theater, called Malá scéna (English: Small Stage). Following her graduating in September 1963, the actress signed a contract with the professional ensemble while being pregnant. As a result, she was accused of cheating as revealed.[14] After return from parental leave, Turzonovová was cast in the follow-up project by Pavlovič Senzi Mama (English: Smashing Mom, 1964),[19] while for TV productions taking part in comedies (Charlieho teta,[20] Dobrodružstvo pri obžinkoch,[21] Rozmajrín).[22] In 1969, she would join the crew of Volpone, the only directorial attempt of František Dibarbora.[23]

1970-79: The Meritorious Artist title and The Divine EmmaEdit

FilmographyEdit

The filmography of Turzonovová chronicles her work through the artist's 50 years as a film, television and stage actress. She entered film industry in 1961, and made her official cinematic debut in Vladislav Pavlovič's production of Most na tú stranu. Overall, she appeared in one-hundred-sixty-five films to date, of which thirty-four are feature, and one-hundred-thirty-one television films or series. While on stage, Turzonovová was cast in one-hundred plays or musicals, eight of which have been also televised.[24]

AwardsEdit

Totals
Awards won 24
Nominations 28

Božidara Turzonovová has received a number of awards and accolades in recognition of her success in the film industry. As of March 2017, she has accumulated a total of 24 awards out of 28 nominations.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "Božidara Turzonovová -> Stageography". Slovak National Theater (in Slovak). Slovenské národné divadlo. snd.sk. Retrieved 2011-05-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • "Božidara Turzonovová -> Filmography". Czech-Slovak Film Database (in Czech and Slovak). POMO Media Group. csfd.cz. Retrieved 2011-05-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • Šmatláková, Renáta (ed.). "Božidara Turzonovová -> Awards -> Filmography". Slovak Film Database (in Slovak). Slovak Film Institute. sfd.sfu.sk. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2011-05-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Specific
  1. ^ a b c "Prof. Mgr. Art. Božidara Turzonovová". Faculty of Mass Media Communication (in Slovak and English). Trnava, Slovakia: University of Saints Cyril and Methodius. fmk.ucm.sk. Retrieved 2014-11-05. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c d For biographical information concerning Turzonovová, use her general links, respectively the csfd's.
  3. ^ Kičiňová, Miriam; Kapráliková, Silvia; Karkalíková, Ingrid; Barysz, Zuzana, eds. (2012). "Božidara Turzonovová" (PDF). Slovak National Theater (in Slovak). SND. snd.sk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-21. Retrieved 2013-04-14. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Uhríková, Jarmila (2000-07-28). "Dnes varí Božidara Turzonovová". Korzár (in Slovak). Petit Press, a.s. korzar.sme.sk. Retrieved 2013-04-14. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Božidara Turzonovová: Prvá dáma filmového umenia má 70!". News Agency of the Slovak Republic (in Slovak). TASR. web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 2007-10-17. Retrieved 2011-05-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "The History of the Art Film Fest". Art Film Fest (in Slovak and English). Art Film Fest. artfilmfest.sk. Archived from the original on 2010-01-11. Retrieved 2011-05-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Faculty of Drama, Academy od Performing Arts in Banská Bystrica -> About". Academy od Performing Arts in Banská Bystrica (in Slovak and English). Banská Bystrica, Slovakia: AU. aku.sk. Archived from the original on 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2011-05-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Theatrical Season 2000/2001" (PDF). Theatre Institute (in Slovak). Divadelný ústav. p. 155. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2011-05-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava - Annual Report 2009" (PDF). Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (in Slovak and English). Bratislava, Slovakia: VSMU. vsmu.sk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-11-05. Retrieved 2014-11-05. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ a b "The Lunch Box (2009) - Awards". The Internet Movie Database. IMDb. imdb.com. Retrieved 2011-05-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ a b "The 37th Student Academy Awards 2010". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. AMPAS. 2010-06-12. oscars.org. Retrieved 2014-11-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "2010 Student Academy Award® winners honored". San Diego County News. SDCN. 2010-06-15. sandiegocountynews.com. Archived from the original on 2014-12-23. Retrieved 2014-11-05. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ Mušáková, Lucia (2010-11-08). "Božidara Turzonovová: Vivat, Turzonovová!". Ženský web (in Slovak). STAR production. zenskyweb.sk. Archived from the original on 2011-05-08. Retrieved 2011-05-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ a b Vavrová, Yvonne. "Unusual Lives: "Božidara Turzonovová (2011)". Czech Television (in Czech). CT. ceskatelevize.cz. Retrieved 2011-05-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ Mihaličková, Miroslava (2012-12-24). "Božidara Turzonovová: Manželstvo je ťažké zamestnanie". SME (in Slovak). Petit Press. zena.sme.sk. Retrieved 2013-04-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ Milo, Juaj (2013-03-20). "Žilina - Kultúra - Vitajte doma s Božidarou Turzonovovou". SME (in Slovak). Petit Press. zilina.sme.sk. Retrieved 2013-04-14. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ Šmatláková, Renáta (ed.). "Most na tú stranu (A Bridge to the Other Side) (1961) by Vladislav Pavlovič". Slovak Film Database (in Slovak and English). Slovak Film Institute. sfd.sfu.sk. Archived from the original on 2012-05-04. Retrieved 2011-05-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "Mladé letá (Young Ages) (1962) by Ján Klimo, TV". Czech-Slovak Film Database (in Czech and Slovak). POMO Media Group. csfd.cz. Retrieved 2011-05-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ Šmatláková, Renáta (ed.). "Senzi Mama (Smashing Mom) (1964) by Vladislav Pavlovič". Slovak Film Database (in Slovak and English). Slovak Film Institute. sfd.sfu.sk. Archived from the original on 2012-04-28. Retrieved 2011-05-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ "Charlieho teta (Charley's Aunt) (1964) by Jiří Vrba, TV". Czech-Slovak Film Database (in Czech and Slovak). POMO Media Group. csfd.cz. Retrieved 2011-05-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ "Dobrodružstvo pri obžinkoch (Thanksgiving Adventure) (1968) by Karol L. Zachar, TV". Czech-Slovak Film Database (in Czech and Slovak). POMO Media Group. csfd.cz. Retrieved 2011-05-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  22. ^ "Rozmajrín (1968) by Karol L. Zachar, TV". Czech-Slovak Film Database (in Czech and Slovak). POMO Media Group. csfd.cz. Retrieved 2011-05-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  23. ^ "Volpone (1969) by František Dibarbora, TV". Czech-Slovak Film Database (in Czech and Slovak). POMO Media Group. csfd.cz. Retrieved 2011-05-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  24. ^ a b For complete filmography of Turzonovová, use either her csfd.cz-link or sfd.sfu.sk, both listed among her general links, and/or follow the relevant article.
  25. ^ a b c "Božidara Turzonovová - Awards". Film Database (in Czech). FDb. fdb.cz. Retrieved 2011-05-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  26. ^ "Božidara Turzonovová - Awards". Internet Movie Database. Amazon.com. imdb.com. Retrieved 2011-05-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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