Faruk Begolli

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Faruk Begolli
Born Faruk Begolli
(1944-02-14)14 February 1944
Peja, Yugoslavia
Died 23 August 2007(2007-08-23) (aged 63)
Prishtin, Kosovo
Nationality Albanian
Known for Acting

Faruk Begolli was the most famous Kosovo Albanian actor and director of Yugoslavia (along with Bekim Fehmiu).[1]

He attended high school in Pristina and completed the academy of film in Belgrade (1966). Begolli played in more than 60 films, starting with Veljko Bulajić's Pogled u zenicu Sunca (1966). He cooperated with director Puriša Đorđević in his films Podne (Noon), Jutro (The Morning), and San (The Dream), and his notable roles include Bitka na Neretvi, Čuvar plaže u zimskom periodu and Derviš i Smrt (The Dervish and Death).

In the late 1980s, Begolli returned from Belgrade to Kosovo, where he worked at the University of Pristina as a professor at the Faculty of Drama. His last lead role was in Ekrem Kryeziu's Dashuria e Bjeshkëve të Nemuna (The Love of the Damned Mountains), and his last piece was Etjet e Kosovës (Kosovo: Desperate Search), where he was also a co-scenarist. Also his leading role was in '10 Minuta' short film by Burim Haliti. Faruk Begolli died in 2007, after a long battle with cancer.

Trivia: His brother was Adil Begolli, a well-known Kosovo producer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historical Dictionary of Kosovo, Robert Elsie, Second Edition, Scarecrow Press Inc. 2011, ISBN 9780810874831