News [Archives - 4th quarter 2003]

23 december 2003

  • Today is released in the US Underground DVD (zone 1, edited by New Yorker). This is the 167 minutes version with english and serbo-croatian languages, and english subtitles. It is already available on Regarding bonus, this DVD contains only an interview of Emir Kusturica in Cannes this year.
  • Merry christmas and happy new year 2004 ! Let's hope this year shall we finally be able to see Life is a miracle.

15 december 2003

  • The MK2 release of Chaplin's The Circus DVD contains the 26 mn documentary of François Ede with Emir Kusturica.
  • In Zlatibor, where Life is a miracle was shot, work still goes on… In fact, Emir's big project is to build new roads, guest houses, an orthodox church, an internet café, as well as a cinema school. The school should open next spring, for the release of the new film.
  • Emir arrived in Paris. He is working in the studio for the edition of real film images of Life is a miracle.
  • Friday february 6th 2004 at Handelsbeurs in Gand (Belgium) concert “night of the gypsies” with : Boban Marković Orkestar, Esma Redzepova, Fulgerica & the mahala gypsies. More info :
  • The website has an Emir Kusturica section where you can order 3 hi-quality photos of Emir on stage with the No Smoking Orchestra.
  • Variety has established the list of the “10 masters of european cinema”. Emir Kusturica belongs to the list, next to Pedro Almodovar, Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Michael Haneke, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Nanni Moretti, Aki Kaurismaki, Bela Tarr, Lars Von Trier, and Michael Winterbottom. Indeed…

17 november 2003

  • Musique des Balkans festival at Paris' Cité de la Musique on saterday 29 and sunday 30.
  • Momentum and Emotion. A new interview given in 1999 to indieWIRE, an american website, in which Emir speaks of his cinematographic technique.
  • Release of Claire Devers' movie : The lost sailors, with Miki Manojlović, Audrey Tautou, Marie Trintignant, Bernard Giraudeau…
  • Concert of Bratsch on november 18 at Trianon ­ 80, boulevard de Rochechouart ­ Paris (18°) - +33 (0)1 42 40 79 90 ­ 15 euros, and thursday 20, at Kremlin-Bicêtre (94) - +33 (0)1 49 60 62 16.

10 november 2003

  • An international Golden Book is open ! Don't hesitate leaving a word in your own language…
  • I am told the editing of the film Life is a miracle is finished on video. Work starts on real images (film). Sound editing starts in parallel. For the moment, the film seems to go its way to Cannes 2004, but it's too early have certainties…
  • Already 100 subscriptions at the newsletter !
  • 7 new Interviews translated in english. The first one, recent, was given to serbian newspaper Kurir. The others vary from 1999 to 2003. All the interviews are now fully translated.

25 october 2003

  • Special Emir Kusturica evening on Planète channel (French cable/satellite channel) on thursday 30th of october, with two great documentaries :
    • 20.45 : “Emir Kusturica” by Gerald Fox, 50 mn, UK, 2000. Portrait of an exceptionally gifted director, Emir Kusturica, told by himself. Obsessed by the tragedy of his native land, ex-Yugoslavia, this charismatic director talks between a gypsy camp in Rome, a concert with his rock group and a car trip through Normandy…
    • 21.35 : “Shooting Days” by Aleksandar Manić, 75 mn, Czech Republic, 1996. Underground's making-of. This documentary shows many previously unreleased scenes and proposes a deep analysis of the movie themes, and its relationships with the events of 1995.
    • Time of the Gypsies's release on new copies is postponed to mid-2004. Consequently, the film will not be presented at the Rencontres du Cinéma d'Europe 2003, and Emir will be the special guest only next year.

6 october 2003

  • An internal search engine has been added to the site. You will be able to explore more deeply the 200 text pages of the site. The search engine allows searching within the pages in the current language, on several key words also differentiating upper/lower case. It is accessible via the search icon in the bottom of all pages. The two others icons allow changing the language and returning to the main page.
  • Cultural Centre of Serbia and Montenegro's program is online.
  • 2 exceptionnal concerts of Boban Marković ORKESTAR at the “NEW MORNING” (7-9 rue des Petites Ecuries, PARIS 10e), on 10th and 11 october 2003 at 21h00. Tickets : 20 € sold at Cultural Centre of Serbia and Montenegro. In the great tradition of the gypsy brass bands, they are these frantic and tremendous musicians who play in Underground and Arizona Dream. Undoubtly one of the most talented gipsy bands, the ten musicians of Boban Marković Orkestar have been the leaders of the copper brass bands for now 10 years. Crowned as the “better orchestra” each year since 5 years at the contest of Dragacevski Sabor de Guča (Serbia) - the most prestigious festival of coppered music, Boban Marković receives in 2001 the price of the “best trumpet”. They already bewitched more than one halls in the world by the virtuosity of their arrangements and the dynamism of their interpretations. October 10th and 11 2003, they will be in New Morning, for the second time in Paris, in a concert co-organized by Ekspreso association and the Cultural Centre of Serbia and Montenegro, after a great success on June 2 in the same room.

3 october 2003

  • Emir goes back shooting… 1 week, on october the 13th, for extra scenes of Life is a miracle.
  • Emir Kusturica will be a guest star at the Rencontres du Cinéma d'Europe 2003 that will take place november 17th-23rd in Aubenas (Ardèche, France). 4 films will be screened : Super 8 Stories, Underground, Arizona Dream and Time of the Gypsies. Conferences animated by Michel Ciment on the films of Emir Kusturica will take place, with the presence of Emir, on november the 21st and 22nd. More information on the (french) site :
  • 3 new posters of Black Cat, White Cat (Hungary, Russia, Japan), as well as an anecdote on Alan Ford.
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