Rade Sherbedgia Wins Best Actor Award for Fugitive Pieces

Serendipity Point Films announced that Rade Sherbedgia won the award for Best Actor for his role as Athos in Fugitive Pieces at the Rome International Film Festival’s Closing ceremony. Fugitive Pieces directed by Jeremy Podeswa and produced by Robert Lantos was the first Canadian film to have been selected to premiere In Competition at the Festival where the film also had its European Premiere.

Fugitive Pieces stars Stephen Dillane, Rade Sherbedgia, Rosamund Pike, Ayelet Zurer and Robbie Kay and is based on the beloved best-selling novel by award winning writer Anne Michaels. It was the Opening Night Gala at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Fugitive Pieces is a powerful, poetic, and emotionally-charged drama about love, loss and redemption. The film tells the story of Jakob Beer, a man whose life is haunted by his childhood experiences during WW II. As a child in Poland he is orphaned during wartime then saved by a compassionate, Greek archeologist. He spends the rest of his life trying to come to terms with the losses he has endured. Through his writing, and then through the discovery of true love, Jakob is ultimately freed from the legacy of his past.