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Branka Katić

Branka Katić (Serbian Cyrillic: Бранка Катић; born 20 January 1970) is a Serbian actress known for appearing in the movies Black Cat, White Cat and Public Enemies, and in the TV series Big Love.

Katić debuted in movie Nije lako sa muškarcima when she was 14 years old. Branka was a student of the Academy of Dramatic Art, and received instruction from actor Rade Šerbedžija.

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She appeared in theater in Subotica, Novi Sad and Belgrade. Her film appearances include Black Cat, White Cat, Im Juli and Public Enemies. Her television work includes playing: Tatiana Taylor, second wife of Barry Taylor in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet; Ana, Bill Henrickson's briefly considered candidate for his fourth wife on the HBO series Big Love; Charlotte Kaletta in the TV miniseries Anne Frank: The Whole Story; Nika Marx, the producer's wife in the episode "The Prince's Bride" of Entourage; and as a prostitute in an episode of The Vice.

Katic is married to British film and television director Julian Farino. They have two sons: Louis and Joe.

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Branka Katic was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia. She has been working in films since the age of 14, when she responded to an open audition advertised in the newspaper. She studied drama at Novi Sad Academy and has worked in film and on stage ever since, playing leads in many films, both drama and comedy. She has twice won the Best Actress award at the Academy Awards of former Yugoslavia and has frequently been voted 'Serbia's Favourite Actress' in public opinion polls. After starring in Emir Kusturica's Black Cat White Cat, which won the Silver Lion at Venice, in 1999 she moved to London to be in Peter Kosminsky's war-time drama 'Warriors' and has lived between London and Los Angeles ever since. She has frequently appeared in BBC productions and on commercial television in the UK, notably opposite Timothy Spall in the award-winning Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and recently opposite Michael Sheen in a bio-pic of HG Wells. She played Nika in HBO's Entourage, 'The Prince's Bride' episode, and is currently shooting a comedy back in Belgrade. She is married to director Julian Farino and they have two sons, Louis and Joe.

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Mladen Mrdalj

Mladen Mrdalj is a PhD candidate who focuses on research and teaching in Comparative Politics, International Relations and Research Methods. His dissertation investigates significance of external factors in the dynamics of domestic political violence in the Yugoslav civil wars. Mladen’s thesis will analyze inter-connected case studies chosen from the context of the collapse of the former Yugoslavia. The central focus of Mladen’s dissertation is how perceptions of the international system influenced domestic elites’ strategic use of violence. The dissertation will also attempt to deal with more theoretical questions, such as: how domestic actors differentiate between the official and actual positions of international actors, how are they trying to manipulate international actors, and what can we learn about conflict management by answering these questions.

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Man and the God-Man

by Archimandrite Justin Popovich

"Father Justin Popovich, pan-orthodox witness to the God-revealed and Christ-given Eternal Truth, whose testimony can be even seen within this collection of his articles - that "the mystery of Truth is not in material things, not in ideas, not in symbols, but in Personhood, namely the Theanthropic Person of the Lord Christ, Who said: I am the Truth (John 14:6), Truth perfect, never diminished, always one and the same in its complete fullness - yesterday, today, and forever (Heb.13:8)."

The treasure to be found in this anthology of neopatristic syntheses consists of: "Perfect God and perfect man" - Nativity Epistle, where Fr Justin boldly exclaim that "man is only a true man when he is completely united with God, only and solely in God is man a man, true man, perfect man, a man in whom all the fullness of Godhead lives."; "The God-man" - The foundation of the Truth of Orthodoxy - Ava Justinian language of love in Christ-centered reflections of Truth; "The Supreme Value and Infallible Criterion"- contemporary philosophical reflections on visible and invisible realities; "Sentenced to Immortality" - a homily on the Resurrection or Our Lord Jesus Christ; "Humanistic and Theanthropic Culture"-criticism of European anti-Christian culture; "Humanistic and Theanthropic Education" - indicative pondering of consequences of education without God.. ; "The Theory of Knowledge of Saint Isaac the Syrian" - Faith, prayer, love, humility, grace and freedom, the purification of the intellect, mystery of knowledge; "A Deer in a Lost Paradise" - Ava's renowned poetic essay, a confession, and deepest longing for all-sweetest Jesus...