Natasa Stork • Actress
"Seeing myself on the screen was always hard for me, but I learned to accept myself"
by Ana Stanic
BERLINALE 2021: The Hungarian actress talks to us about the beginning of her career, her work in Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time and her dream director
Natasa Stork, born in Budapest, has spent her acting career with one foot firmly placed in the theater world and one in film. After completing her studies at the University of Theatre and Film in 2008, she joined the Hungarian National Theatre Company. During her two years with the classical theater company, she continued to act in independent, experimental work both on stage and screen. In 2010, Natasa was granted a one-year EU Scholarship to study dance in Amsterdam, another of her passions. She followed this up with performances on stage for innovative companies such as Krétako¨r led by Árpád Schilling and Kornél Mundruczó's Proton Theater as well as in international theater projects including One Land Many Faces (Carreau Du Tample, Paris, 2015), The Impossible Vastness (Hamburg, 2017), and Die Unscheinbaren (Luzerner Theater, Luzern, 2019). Parallel to her on-going theatre work, Natasa was cast in Heavenly Shift [+see also:
film profile] (by Márk Bodzsár, 2013) which was awarded Best Film at the International Film Festival Porto and in 2014, in White God [+see also:
interview: Kornél Mundruczó
film profile] (by Kornél Mundruczó) which won the main prize in Un Certain Regard that same year. In 2020, she was cast in her first leading role in a feature film, Lili Horvát's Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time [+see also:
interview: Lili Horvat
interview: Natasa Stork
film profile]. The film has won top awards at several international film festivals and her performance received Best Actress awards at the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, the Les Arcs Film Festival and the Valladolid International Film Festival.
Now selected for the 2021 Shooting Stars, the Hungarian actress talks to us about the beginning of her career, her work in Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time and her dream director (Paul Thomas Anderson).