Category Archives: Emir Kusturica

An ode to Sarajevo: “Sjecas li se, Dolly Bell” [1981, Yugoslavia]

Emir Kusturica declares his genius in no uncertain terms with his memorable feature-film début titled, “Sjecas li se, Dolly Bell” [Eng. Title: Do You Remember Dolly Bell?]. While it might not be as loaded with nuanced symbolism as some … Continue reading

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Celebrating Balkan spunk in “Zivot je cudo” [2004 Serbia, France]

Emir Kusturica revisits his favourite time and space – the Yugoslavian conflict, in his inimitable style of course, through the romantic comedy “Zivot je cudo” [Eng. Title: Life is a Miracle].
It’s the summer of 1992. Luka (Slavko Stimac) is … Continue reading

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Scenes from Emir Kusturica’s “Underground” [1995 Yugoslavia, France, Germany]

I’ll start exploring Serbian cinema with a film from one of its famous directors, Emir Kusturica (Arizona Dream). His 1995 war drama “Underground” was critically acclaimed at Cannes and elsewhere, perhaps losing out on other major awards due to … Continue reading

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