News [Archives - 2nd quarter 2011]

26 June 2011

  • Kamengrad is on its way ! The work for the construction of the “stone city”, on the shores of the Visegrad bridge (The bridge on the Drina), should start next week. We can see on this picture the first 3D pictures allowing to have an idea of what will look like the project. Some other views can be seen on the website : Kamengrad

The old adaptation project of Ivo Andrić's novel should finally see the light of day. According to the last news, Emir would now be likely to make a TV serie when the work will be finished (in 3-4 years). He declared : ”This city should be a symbol of pacifism. If its men have suffered and lost their lives because of their ethnicity or religious beliefs, this city should pacify all these conflicts through its cultural function. This city is the heart that has to beat a great idea to encourage eastern Bosnia as a symbol of peace. May it live in terms of culture and development of multiethnic life.” (source :

  • On 18 June 2011, Emir Kusturica received the Golden Camera at Art Film Festival of Trenčianske Teplice (Slovakia) for his “exceptional contribution to cinema”. At this occasion, he gave an new interview.
  • As an actor, Emir Kusturica has accepted the proposition of French director Jean-Pierre Mocky : we should see him soon in the film “Calomnies”, next to Alain Chabat, Quentin Tarantino, Jean-Luc Godard and Michel Gondry. ”All these independant directors have accepted to be actors, because the subject has catched them.” Mocky, who will shoot from 15 August to 1st October in Paris, also says : ”I didn't want to talk about Dominique Strauss-Kahn, but I wanted to talk of all the people that are destroyed by spreading false news on them. In these cases, we don't kill, like with the Mafia, but we deprecate them to empeach them to talk.” (Source :

14 May 2011

Emir & Dunja

  • Emir Kusturica is in Cannes, as president of the jury of “Un certain regard” (“A vision apart”); we can see him on this picture, next to his daughter, Dunja. Taking advantage of the presence of the French minister of culture, Frédéric Mitterrand, he was delivered his medal of chevalier de la Légion d'honneur, on Friday the 13th May (this title had already been granted to him on 14th July 2010). Emir Kusturica declared : ”Cannes is the place for the battle of cultural diversity. France represents the idea of cultural diversity. It is here I entered the world of cinema. This medal is very important for me and my family. I will continue to make films !”. For Frédéric Mitterrand, ”Emir Kusturica has created a unique and contrasted touch, a cinema which is a synthetic interpretation of life, where dreams come next to the brutality of reality, where the world fanfare crosses the great wind of history. (…) You are here at home, in Cannes, in France where you know how much we admire you and love you”.
  • The release of Nicostratos, is finally scheduled on 29 june in France.

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