JELENA STUPLJANIN

Reviews

  • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

I totally teared up watching the Hero’s wedding fall apart when Claudio accuses her of being unchaste. It was actually very much because of what Jelena Stupljanin was doing in that scene, and not with any spoken dialogue. Watching her response to what was unfolding before her was just heartbreaking. It was all so…connected.

J. Stephen Brantley

  • CIRKUS COLUMBIA

…Stupljanin is a surprise! She takes a hard roll – the frivolous trophy wife – and gives it unexpected freshness and depth…

Cineuropa.org

  • CIRKUS COLUMBIA

…But what impresses most are young thesps Stupljanin from Belgrade and Ler from Sarajevo. Stupljanin, in her second feature film, proves that Azra is not just the stupid bimbo Divko takes her for. She acts almost without a single line in the first 30 minutes of the film, developing her character into a simultaneously strong and fragile young woman.

Vladan Petkovic

  • CIRKUS COLUMBIA

…Tanovic, an accomplished storyteller, brings this nervously incendiary period of history to vivid life, with impressive performances, particularly by two fine actresses, Mira Furlan and the ravishing Jelena Stupljanin.

Film Journal International review by David Noh

  • CIRKUS COLUMBIA

The cast is strong… Stupljanin’s screen presence is much more than what we can assume in the beginning…She gives a strong portray of a so called trophy woman.

BHMagazin

  • SANDBOX / THE FIRST TIME

It is not only refreshing, but intellectually challenging to experience new work from different cultures. For that reason alone I applaud 59E59 for hosting Made in Poland: A Festival of New Polish Plays, presented by the Polish Cultural Institute. In Sandbox/The First Time, two one-act plays by Michal Walczak (dir. by Piotr Kruszczynski and Marcy Arlin), there are additional reasons for applause—specifically, talented casts, bold use of repetition, smart sets, and keen directing… The dialogue mixes childish give-and-take with free-flowing adult language. Hristo Hristov gives Alberic’s obsessive fantasy focus and drive…

…Yet, Jelena Stupljanin’s quiet, ethereal loveliness is commanding. Her pale, perfect complexion against frizzy red pigtails, hiked high on her head, command attention. She is a fine example of the importance of silence to hear sound or the role of white space in making color pop. Sandbox, directed by Piotr Kruszczynski, balances the two characters beautifully…

nytheatre.com review by Jo Ann Rosen

  • SANDBOX / THE FIRST TIME

… the plays are given energetic productions that make for a mildly diverting program…

… Adults portraying children can be a slippery slope, but Hristo Hristov and Jelena Stupljanin carry it off admirably, and Piotr Kruszczynski stages the play with an emphasis on humor and charm…

Backstage Magazine review by Ron Cohen

  • SANDBOX / THE FIRST TIME

…the actors (Jelena Stupljanin and Hristo Hristov) channel their inner children to convincingly portray the frustration that comes with the first dealings between the sexes…

Show Business review by Sara Hottman

  • MARKO THE PRINCE

STORIES

Second Act

TOPICS

Entertainment | Performing Arts | Theater | Theatrical Plays

…Omar’s tough-but-tender sister, Narin (Jelena Stupljanin), a lawyer, falls for Californian Mike Mitor (Josh Clayton), a Red Cross worker whose parents emigrated from Sabor…

…Stupljanin’s extraordinary performance as Narin holds fire and conviction..

Backstage Magazine review by Gwen Orel

  • MARKO THE PRINCE

…Jelena Stupljanin and Josh Clayton are charming as two people from different worlds finding commonality in confusion.

While the play’s final scenes contain several powerful portraits of grief, Ms. Stupljanin does something extraordinary. She manages to fall apart without hysteria, showing us a mind trying to retain control while the body is raving…

The Fab Marquee review by Peyton Wise

  • MARKO THE PRINCE

…Nuanced and powerful performances are given by Trezana Beverley in the role of Chicha’s mother and Jelena Stupljanin as Omar’s sister, Narin…

nytheatre.com review by Saviana Stanescu

  • MARKO THE PRINCE

…Standout performers include Mr. Lohr, who with his good looks and vigor inhabits the role of the proud, determined avenger. Mr. Schmidt makes a convincing Omar, and Ms. Stupljanin has a beguiling astringency…

New York Times review by Andy Webster

  • PROGRESS

…Progress excels in attention to nuanced detail…

…and it’s the secondary plot, with Jelena Stupljanin as a girl sold into sexual slavery for cartons of cigarettes, that’s most poignant…

Backstage Magazine review by Jerry Portwood

  • PROGRESS

…Jelena Stupljanin does splendid work bringing this character to life!

nytheatre.com review by Martin Denton

  • RETZACH

…Among the standouts are Tony Naumovski as the father of the dead boy, Jelena Stupljanin as a bride begging for her life, Raj Pannu as a worker attacked by the crowd, and Andrew Russell as a soldier just doing his job…

Backstage Magazine review by Victor Gluck

  • RETZACH

…Jelena Stupljanin as the Bride… Her performance stands out..

Time Out New York review by Jessica Branch

  • ALICE

The superb acting quartet (Jelena Stupljanin, Petar Bozovic, Masha Dakic and Jasna Djuricic) is absolutely different than in any other roles they ever played. They created fascinating, lonely, selfish characters in a very captivating way…

Vecernje Novosti review by I. Makragic

  • PHANTOMS

… this experiment of presenting ‘Phantoms’ was made possible by the most gifted exceptional cast including Jelena Stupljanin, Radmila Tomovic, Srdjan Timarov and Bojan Zirovic. The actors created the complex characters in which highly stylized acting everything was purposeful and meaningful both theatrically and human wise…

NIN review by Vladimir Stamenkovic


  • MIRACLE AT SHARGAN

…an acting miracle, the cast is brilliant including the young Jelena Stupljanin…

Blic review by Zeljko Jovanovic


  • MIRACLE AT SHARGAN

…Jelena Stupljanin defines her character in a splendid humoristic way, maneuvering with zeal even the somewhat ‘unimportant moments’…

Danas review by Aleksandar Milosavljevic


  • FIRST LOVE

…with only two actors Jelena Stupljanin and Branislav Zeremski played in a typical Becket’s style of loving-lonely and dark…getting closer and apart discovering their inner moods till the moment of  getting to an absolute failure of their love relationship…it is simply brilliant.

Blic review by A.N.


  • FOXES

…All the four leads, Jelena Stupljanin being one of them, successfully defeated their characters each one with her own individual charm and talent.

Politika review by Branislava Dzunov


  • JUBILEE

…It is a collection of acting bravura of Milenko Zablacanski, Dragan Vujic as well as the singing of Jelena Stupljanin…

Blic review by Zeljko Jovanovic


  • LEDA

…Dejan Mijac fully realized his artistic concept of the characters of Leda by the great insight and support of his acting team in every single aspect of it. The execution of excellence by the actors grants them full recognition and credit of their unique artistry. (Jelena Stupljanin as a part of the elite team of: Svetozar Cvetkovic, Nenad Jezdic, Radmila Tomovic, Jelena Djokic, Nenad Ciric, Vlastimir Djuza Stoiljkovic, Gorica Popovic and Milica Mihajlovic)…

Blic review by Zeljko Jovanovic


  • LEDA

…It is an excellent ensemble work…very well acted episode by Jelena Stupljanin…

Danas review by Aleksandar Milosavljevic


  • LEDA

…Dejan Mijac can and knows how to select and choose actors. For ‘Leda’ the way he saw it and interpreted, he needed new artists, actors without prejudice and vanity. Mijac knew how to recognize that and the actors rewarded him and met his vision in its most completed way.  And that credit goes to the splendid elite of actors: Svetozar Cvetkovic, Nenad Jezdic, Jelena Djokic, Radmila Tomovic, Jelena Stupljanin…

Politika review by Muharem Pervic


  • FRONT PAGE DOLL

…the cast of ‘Front Page Doll’ is fantastic… In the title role appears the young actress Jelena Stupljanin with completed solid character work of a girl from the province that through various of beauty competitions gets to the big city. With great vocal faculties, this young actress has plenty of chance to prove herself in the extremely demanding musical theater world…

Vreme review by Jelena Sredic

  • FRONT PAGE DOLL

… In the huge Sava Center the 4000 seats theater was well registered by Jelena Stupljanin’s strength and vocal power…

Danas review by Aleksandar Milosavljevic

  • FRONT PAGE DOLL

…and if there was a fear if the young actress Jelena Stupljanin would be able to handle the lead role, there is no doubts because a new star is just born on the stage of Sava center!

Vecernje Novosti review by Vesna Strugar

  • FRONT PAGE DOLL

…the young Jelena Stupljanin is excellent in the title role of the ‘Doll’…‘A DOLL IS BORN’ on the stage of Sava Center…

Vecernje Novosti review by Vesna Strugar

  • FRONT PAGE DOLL

The lead role is played by the fourth year drama student Jelena Stupljanin that mesmerized both her colleges and the audience…This is definitely Jelena’s breaking point in her career….

Radio TV Revija review by Srdjan Jokanovic