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The Star Of Strait Street: Larissa Bonaci Wins Best Actress In Spain Amid Performances All Over The World

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A Maltese actress is making waves abroad, performing everywhere from San Francisco to Australia to London – and she’s won some massive awards to boot.
You may recognise Larissa Bonaci from her signature hair, but it’s about time we started recognising her for her international achievements after winning Best Actress at Spain’s Festival de Cine en Corto Ciudad de Vera in April.

She was given the prestigious Best Actress award for her role in the short film FEAR, which was directed by Juan Jose Serrano Olmedo

Check out some stills from her award-winning performance in the dramatic film.

“The award was a reminder to keep working hard.”

The industry is tough but rewarding in its own way,” Larissa told Lovin Malta “Of course, it was a huge surprise as I didn’t even know I was nominated. The scenes in the rain were pretty intense as I had to be wet for hours – but it was all worth the while!”

The film itself also won Best Script and Best Short Film, competing with over 1,000 different movies from 62 different countries

Besides her awards, Bonaci has been busy moving between London, Australia and San Francisco performing the Star of Strait Street

Based on a true-life love story from World War II, this musical by Philip Glassborow takes viewers back to the wild days of Valletta’s most famous street. Both trips were funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion.

“The beautiful singer Christina Ratcliffe arrives at The Morning Star in “The Gut” to entertain the troops. Then she meets the dashing RAF air-ace, Flying Officer Adrian Warburton. And the rest is history! Staying on in Malta throughout the war, Christina works in the Lascaris War Rooms. She’s awarded the British Empire Medal for her services to the RAF, and becomes known as ‘Christina of George Cross Island'”

In November 2018 she and her fellow actors even performed the musical as part of the Voila! Europe Theatre Festival in London, funded by The Arts Council Malta – Cultural Export Fund.

Lari has even done some commercial work for UK-based brands

Larissa is currently working on something special for her fans

“I’m producing my own project with some amazing people here in London – it’s still early stages but getting there!” she said. “We’re also performing Star of Strait Street at the end of September at City Lights in Valletta – people can check out my Facebook or Instagram for updates. Oh, and I’m also doing some stand-up comedy, in fact, have a gig tonight! People usually laugh, so I guess it’s a good sign.”

With all this under her belt in just a couple of years, who knows what’s next in store for Malta’s newest starlet?

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