An unusual beauty, Iva Babič is an actress, musician and dancer who has recently emerged to become one of the most intriguing new talents in Europe. Born in the town of Virovitica in Croatia, while studying at the Academy of Arts and Drama in Zagreb, Iva was discovered by director Branko Schmidt who entrusted her with roles in his films ‘Metastases’ (2009) and ‘Vegetarian Cannibal’ (2010). Her breakthrough, however, came with Predrag Ličina’s series ‘Sunday Mornings, Saturday Nights’ (2012), for which she has been widely praised. Her burgeoning acting skills were next put to a considerable test in the Croatian version of the renowned US/Israeli TV series ‘In Treatment‘, for which she won a prize as Best Actress in a TV film. Each episode is comprised of a single scene, loaded with monologues and conversations between her and her psychiatrist, confronting the actors with a particularly challenging task. Sometimes compared with Uma Thurman because of her look and considerable range, her first major role as a lead in a theatrical film came in 2014 in the suspense drama ‘One Shot’, playing a young woman who kills an innocent passer-by in an accidental shooting accident. She starred this spring as one of the young leads in ‘Virtuoso’, a film by Alan Ball for HBO, while her most recent theatrical film Antonio Nuić’s ‘Life Is a Trumpet’ (2015) will open this December.
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