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Emir Kusturica

Knowledge Identifier: +Emir_Kusturica


Emir Kusturica

Serbian filmmaker, actor and musician add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1954.

Countries: United States (25%), Serbia (19%), Italy (13%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Venice Film Festival, Martin Scorsese, Faye Dunaway

Linked to: Romani people, Democratic Party of Serbia, Milliyet, Monitor




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Emir Kusturica was born in 1954 add something


Through his father's friendship with the well-known director Hajrudin "?iba" Krvavac, 17-year-old Emir got a small part in Krvavac's 1972 "Walter Defends Sarajevo", a partisan film funded by the Yugoslav state add something


After graduating from the Film Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in 1978, Kusturica began directing made-for-TV television shorts in Yugoslavia add something


Venice Film Festival - He made his feature film debut in 1981 with "Do You Remember Dolly Bell-", which won the prestigious Silver Lion for Best First Work at that year's Venice Film Festival add something


From 1981 to 1988, he was a lecturer at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo and art director of Open Stage Obala add something


From 1986 until 1988, Kusturica played bass guitar in Zabranjeno Pu?enje, a rock band from Sarajevo add something


Uberto Pasolini - Pasolini moved to Los Angeles when Puttnam was appointed as head of Columbia Pictures, and served as vice president of production, and in 1988 oversaw production of both David Mamet's "Things Change" and Emir Kusturica's "Time of the Gypsies"


In 1989, Kusturica earned more accolades for "Time of the Gypsies", a film about Romani culture and the exploitation of their youth add something


It recounted the history of Yugoslavia from World War II until the conflict in the 1990s add something


Ruggero Gabbai - He decided to study film directing and, in 1993, he obtained a Master of Fine Arts in direction at the Columbia University in New_York_City; Gabbai studied and worked with directors such as Milo? Forman, Paul Schrader, Emir Kusturica and Martin Scorsese


Arizona Dream - "'Arizona Dream"' is a surrealist comedy-drama 1993 film directed by Emir Kusturica and starring Johnny Depp, Jerry Lewis and Faye Dunaway


Mirjana Jokovic - In 1995 she played the female lead in the film "Underground", directed by Emir Kusturica, which won the Palme d'Or for best film at the Cannes Film Festival in 1995 and the New York Critics Circle *award for best foreign film


In 1998, he won the Venice Film Festival's Silver Lion for Best Direction for "Black Cat, White Cat", a farcical comedy set in a Gypsy settlement on the banks of the Danube add something


In 1999, the No Smoking Orchestra recorded a new album, "Unza Unza Time", produced by the Universal record company, as well as a music video, directed by Emir Kusturica add something


The band has been touring internationally since 1999 add something


At the 2007 parliamentary elections, he gave indirect support to Prime Minister Vojislav Ko?tunica and his center-right Democratic Party of Serbia add something


During 2007, Kusturica prepared a punk opera, "Times of the Gypsies" add something


In 2007, he supported the Serbian campaign Solidarity - Kosovo is Serbia, a campaign against the unilateral separation of the Serbian province of Kosovo add something


His film, "Maradona", a documentary on Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona, was released in Italy in May 2007 add something


The premiere took place in June 2007, at the "Opéra Bastille" in Paris add something


!Cannes Film Festival - It premiered in France during the Cannes Film Festival in 2008 add something


Since 2008, the village hosts the annual Küstendorf Film and Music Festival, which showcases films and music from all around the world add something


Since January 2008, Kusturica annually organizes a private Küstendorf Film Festival add something


Its first installment was held at Drvengrad, a village built for his film "Life Is a Miracle", from 14 to 21 January 2008 add something


Kusturica's autobiography, "Smrt je neprovjerena glasina" , was published in October 2010 in Belgrade by Novosti AD add something


Filming started in November 2010 in Germany add something


In February 2011, fourth printing with further 10,000 copies was out and soon the sale of 100,000th copy was announced add something


Translations were published in Italy on 30 March 2011 under the title "Dove sono in questa storia" , in France on 6 April 2011 as "Où suis-je dans cette histoire -", and in Germany in September 2011 as "Der Tod ist ein unbestätigtes Gerücht" add something


Kusturica was present in Kremlin at Putin's third inauguration as president in May 2012 add something


Kusturica received the Order of St. Sava, First Class, for his selfless care and presentation of the Serbian nation in the world, on May 12, 2012 add something


On 29 June 2012, the opera was staged in Banja Luka at the City Stadium, for the very first time under the open skies, with 10,000 people in attendance add something


Saint Petersburg international film festival - In September 2012 Emir Kusturica accepted the offer to become the head juror of the first Saint Petersburg International Film Festival add something


Future staging of the punk opera is scheduled for August 2013 in Krasnodar, Russia during Kubana Festival add something


On 4 November 2016 he received the Order of Friendship from Vladimir Putin in Moscow add something