Cannes 2017 Exclusive

Diane Kruger To The Pavlovic Today: “I Have Not Slept For Days”

Diane Kruger
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Diane Kruger sends a powerful message to all mothers around the world who have lost their children to vicious terrorist attacks.

Diane Kruger who won the award at the  70th Cannes Film Festival for her performance in Fatih Akin’s “In the Fade,” talks for the Pavlovic Today on how the role of Katya in the movie has informed her understanding of grief and the loss of a human life to terrorist attacks.

diane krugerDo you have any message based on the role of  Katya you have played In the Fade and maybe some words of comfort for all mothers who have lost a child in the Machester terrorist attack?

Diane Kruger: As a human being and as a citizen of the world you know, I have not slept in days thinking about what happened not just in Manchester but all around the world nearly daily, you know, and that was one of the reasons why I went to play this character. I can never understand what that must feel like, but in my heart, you now, I am with every Katya who has lost their child.

Born in Germany, Diane Kruger attained international acclaim in 2004 for her role in Wolfgang Peterson’s film Troy. She received critical acclaim for the role in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds.

After twelve days of the most extraordinary film premieres that for one moment were overshadowed with the grief for the most vicious terrorist attack in Manchester, the Cannes film festival came to an end with the award being given to Kruger for the Best Actress on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière.


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Ksenija Pavlovic

Ksenija Pavlovic

Ksenija Pavlovic is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Pavlovic Today, The Chief White House Correspondent.

Pavlovic was a Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Fellow in the Political Science department at Yale University, Lead Instructor in International Affairs and Security and Politics Law and Economics programs at Yale Global Scholars, Head Writing Fellow at the Yale Graduate Writing Center, Fellow of the “Research and Travel Award in Grand Strategy” from International Security Studies (ISS) at Yale University, Fellow of the Roger Hertog Global Strategy Initiative in Religious Violence at Columbia University, a Doctoral candidate in Political Conflict and Peace Building Processes at Complutense University in Madrid, Fellow of the OSI Global Supplementary Grant Program, and a Visiting Doctoral Fellow at the Juan March Institute. She holds an M.Sc. in European Politics from the London School of Economics, an M.A. in American Politics, and a B.A. in Journalism and Communication from the University of Belgrade. She speaks English, Serbian, Croatian, and Spanish.

Pavlovic has interviewed exclusively pivotal figures including Arianna Huffington, Sir Richard Branson, President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim, Karlie Kloss, filmmaker and founder of the Webby awards Tiffany Shlain, film director Lars von Trier, actors Adam Brody, Monica Bellucci, fashion designers Adolfo Dominguez, Tommy Hilfiger and Donna Karan, publisher and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes; the world No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic; novelist Martin Amis, as well as big names in the governmental arena such as the former President of Serbia Boris Tadic, the leading members of the first democratic Serbian government and Milorad Dodik, President of the Serbian entity of BIH. Moreover, Ms. Pavlovic has exclusively covered the Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, London Film Festival, Madrid Fashion Week, The Madrid Open, and a range of other international benefit and political events.


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