Mittelfest — Theater


Haris Pašović / Mirjana Karanović

Teatro Ristori
100 minutes
27/07 - 21:00

In Marlene Haris Pašović, one of South-East Europe’s most influential and prolific directors and playwrights, stages the story of the iconic film star of the Third Reich who, during World War II, decided to fight Nazism alongside the Americans. This self-confident woman, coherent and upright, mysterious and erotic, in a present marked by chatter rather than debate about the public role of women, becomes an iconic figure of self-determination, of someone who forges destiny on her choices. On stage, impersonating Marlene, is Serbian actress Mirjana Karanović, one of the most appreciated on the Eastern European scene.

World premiere

Performed in original language with Italian surtitles


dramaturgy and direction Haris Pašović

scenography Lada Maglajlić, Vedad Orahovac

costumes Irma Saje, Vanja Ciraj

music Dino Šukalo, Modra Rijeka Studio

video Dino Hujić

light design Branislav Milinković

director of photography Alen Alilović

video production Goran Lončarević, Source production

photo Velija Hasanbegović



Mirjana Karanović – Marlene Dietrich


Mona MuratovićMs. Prosecutor, Summer school teacher, Marilyn Monroe, A German Woman, Chorus of Citizens of Berlin, The Kappes


Elmir Krivalić Andre Malraux, Thomas Langhoff, Mr. Prosecutor without a mustache, Mother of other girls, Her Prill, John F. Kennedy, Leader of the SPD Parliamentary Group, Chorus of Citizens of Berlin


Enes Salković The Mayor of Berlin, Mr. Prosecutor with a mustache, Mother of other girls, Bodyguard of John F. Kennedy, Doctor, Baron von Welczech, Representative of the Greens, Ernest Hemingway, The Kappes, Chorus of Citizens of Berlin


coproduction National Theatre Sarajevo, Mittelfest2023

associate partner East West Centre Sarajevo