Tinka Kurti - the best known albanian actresses
Date: Saturday, June 17 @ 20:15:00 PDT
Topic: Albanian People
Tinka Kurti (born December 17, 1932) is one of the finest and best known Albanian actresses.
Classiclady June 17, 2006
Her body of work, in about 60 years of acting, includes tens of movies and hundreds of plays. She is credited for having brought to life more than 300 different characters.
Tinka was born in the Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She was the oldest of 4 children. She lived most of her life in the city of Shkodra in northern Albania
Her first theatre appearance came when she was 16, as a minor role in the play Dasma Shkodrane (Wedding from Shkodra.) Her performance was so impressive that at 17 she was chosen to act as a leading role in the first Albanian film Tana. What followed was an endless series of roles that would rightfully make her name a treasure of the Albanian art.
In 1996 the Albanian actress was honored by the US Biographical Institute with the award Woman of the Year 96. Upon receiving the award, Kurti said: I want to thank from the bottom of my heart those who honored me with this award. I only learned about it a short time ago, but its something that will not be easily forgotten. Kurti has won other awards in her career such as the one in Italy for her role in the movie Zemra e Nėnės (Mothers Heart.) In Sweden, the Albanian theatre in the city of Malmo, is named after her.
In 2003, the Albanian director Esat Teliti made a bibliographical documentary as a tribute to her life. It was simply named Tinka.
To this day, almost 74 years old, Kurti still acts and amazes her audience wherever she goes. She once said: I dont fear the old age, not even death. But, I do fear the senility of the brain, and when that moment will come, I think I would be dead two times. Thats why I want to work.
Nata (The night) - 1998
Zemra e Nėnės (Mothers heart) - 1995
Nė emėr tė lirisė (In the name of freedom) - 1987
Hije qė mbeten pas (Shadows left behind) -1985
Besa e kuqe (Red faith) - 1982
Qortimet e Vjeshtės (Autumns reproach) - 1982
Si gjithė tė tjerėt (Like all the others) -1981
Mengjeze te reja (New mornings) - 1980
Nusja (The bride) - 1980
Gjeneral gramafoni (The general gramophone) - 1978
Vajzat me kordele tė kuqe (Girls with red ribbons) - 1978
Emblema e dikurshme - 1976
Cifti i lumtur (The happy couple) 1975
Lumė drite (River of light) - 1975
Operacion Zjarri (Fire operation) - 1973
Yjet e netėve tė gjata - (Stars of long nights) - 1972
Guximtarėt (The brave) - 1970
Tana (Tana) - 1958