In the soul of Kusturica you can found traces of Andric. In his Küstendorf home, he named a street after the famous Literature Nobel Prize writer, the biggest rebel of world cinematography brings, like a destiny, the idea to a make film-opera ”The bridge on the Drina“. The main role will be played as he told, by the bridge itself, built in ancient times, between screen and audience all around world. Above fast and furious water.
Emir Kusturica : I told a long time ago, that it will be the biggest film of Yugoslav cinemtography. The state has disappeared and I shot Underground. The idea about „Bridge“ survived, because the novel is the best response about who we are and where we are going. It would be much more easier to make another bridge, rather than a film. But I have no fear !
You will start to shoot in Mokra Gora and Višegrad, and that can be a chance for you to break your word that you will never ever go back in Bosnia.
EK : Sarajevo is that Bosnia in which I never go back. It is just not on my road. I don't insist on words I said many time ago, but a man goes where one likes him, and where he likes to go. From the other side, I go to Višegrad very often. When the audience watches a good film, they are impressed with art above lives, and in those moments, all regions disappear. I want the film to unite the nations.
Interview by Nikola Janković, translation by Nina Novaković and Matthieu Dhennin