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Emir Kusturica

Emir Kusturica

Emir Kusturica is a multi-award-winning director, writer, actor and musician who most recently starred in the critically acclaimed film THE WIDOW OF SAINT PIERRE opposite Juliet Binoche and Daniel Auteuil.

Kusturica's feature film credits as director and writer include: BLACK CAT, WHITE CAT in which he also starred (Silver Lion, Venice, 1998); UNDERGROUND (Palme d'Or, Cannes, 1995); ARIZONA DREAM (Silver Bear, Berlin, 1993); LE TEMPS DES GITANS (aka: The Time of Gypsies) (Prix de la mise en scene, Cannes, 1989); PAPA EST EN VOYAGE D'AFFAIRES (aka: When Father Was Away on Business) (Palme d'Or, Cannes 1985); DO YOU REMEMBER DOLLY BELL? (Golden Lion, Venice 1981, Critics' Prize, Sao Paulo Festival 1982), the tele-films Sept Jours dans la Vie D'un Oiseau (for France 2); Buffet Titanic (First Prize, Yugoslavian Film & Television Festival, 1980) and Les Jeunes Maries Arrivent (aka: The Brides are Coming) and the short films Guernica (First Prize, Student Film Festival Karlovy-Vary, 1978); Automne and Une Partie de la Verite.

Since the late 80s Emir has played bass guitar for a Serbian rock band, Zabranjeno Pusenje.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Emir Kusturica Facts

OccupationDirector, Actor, Musician
BirthdayNovember 24, 1954 (69)
BirthplaceSarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina

Selected Filmography

Arizona Dream
Black Cat , White Cat
Time Of Gypsies
Time Of The Gypsies
Do You Remember Dolly Bell?
When Father Was Away On Business
Maradona by Kusturica
Life Is A Miracle
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