Emir Kusturica

Emir Kusturica

producer
Emir Kusturica (born November 24, 1954 -) is a filmmaker born in Sarajevo, former Yugoslavia. With an impressive string of internationally acclaimed features, Kusturica became one of the most creative directors in cinema during the 1980s and '90s.He was educated at the distinguished FAMU Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, he began directing Yugoslav television shows before making an auspicious feature-film debut in 1981 with Do You Remember Dolly Bell?, which won the prestigious Golden Lion at that year's Venice Film Festival.His sophomore film, When Father Was Away on Business (1985), earned a Golden Palm at Cannes, five Yugoslavian Oscar equivalents, and was nominated for an American Academy award for Best Foreign Film. In 1989, he earned even more accolades for Time of the Gypsies, a penetrating but magical look into gypsy culture and the exploitation of their youths.Kusturica continued to make highly regarded films into the next decade, including his American debut, the absurdist comedy Arizona Dream (1993) and the Golden Palm-winning black comedy Underground (1995). In 1998, he won the Venice Film Festival's Silver Lion for Best Direction for Black Cat, White Cat, an outrageous, farcical comedy set in a Gypsy settlement on the banks of the Danube.In The Widow of St. Pierre 2000, a movie by director Patrice Leconte, Kusturica, here in his first appearance as an actor, has little in the way of lines, but his eyes and body language speak volumes.In 2001, Kusturica directed Super 8 Stories. This is a typical on the road documentary and concert movie. It's full of inside material, 'read between the lines' nuances and small pleasures offering also a breathless and exhilarating behind-the-scenes look.In 2002, The Good Thief, directed by Neil Jordan, Emir Kusturica appears as an electric guitar player slash security specialist who constantly plays Jimi Hendrix riffs.In 2004, The Prix de l'Education nationale (National Education Prize) honoured Emir Kusturica and his film Život je C(udo (Life is a Miracle). Life is a Miracle will be considered a national educational tool, complete with an instructional CD-ROM intended to facilitate analysis and debate among film students.Source: emir-kusturica.biography.ms
I've been around some very famous people, but no one has the effect Maradona has people tremble in his presence.More Emir Kusturica quotes [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
There are always motherfuckers queuing up to pull you down to earth. But we must fly occasionally, we all have to feel that joy or we are nothing.More Emir Kusturica quotes [12/28/2011 05:12:36]
Every time I'm shooting a movie I want to kill myself. Because I don't see the light in the end of the tunnel.More Emir Kusturica quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
That is a Medieval way of drawing history, in which they do not respect the law and want the rest of the world to respect the law. That's not possible.More Emir Kusturica quotes [08/06/2011 04:08:25]
I put my ideas into practice. That may be the reason people hate me.More Emir Kusturica quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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