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Emir Kusturica

Highest Rated:   100% Time of the Gypsies (1990)
Lowest Rated:   43% 7 Days in Havana (2012)
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Birthplace:   Sarajevo, Bosnia
With an impressive string of internationally acclaimed features, Yugoslavian filmmaker Emir Kusturica became one of the most creative directors in cinema during the 1980s and '90s. Born in Sarajevo and educated at the distinguished FAMU Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, he began directing Yugoslavian television shows before making an auspicious feature-film debut in 1981 with Do You Remember Dolly Bell?, which won the prestigious Golden Lion at that year's Venice Film Festival. His sophomore film, When Father Was Away on Business (1985), earned a Golden Palm at Cannes, five Yugoslavian Oscar equivalents, and was nominated for an American Academy award for Best Foreign Film. In 1989, he earned even more accolades for Time of the Gypsies a penetrating but magical look into gypsy culture and the exploitation of their youths. Kusturica continued to make highly regarded films into the next decade, including his American debut, the absurdist comedy Arizona Dream (1993) and the Golden Palm-winning black comedy Underground (1995). In 1998, he won the Venice Film Festival's Silver Lion for Best Direction for Black Cat, White Cat, an outrageous, farcical comedy set in a Gypsy settlement on the banks of the Danube.Known as much for his political activism as his filmmaking in his native country, Kusturica spoke out against the Serbian right/ultranationalist movement on many occasions. He once challenged the leader of Serbia's ultranationalist movement, Vojislav Seselj, to a high-noon duel in the heart of Belgrade. Seselj declined, saying that he "didn't want to be accused of [the] murder of an artist."

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
57% On the Milky Road
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet La foresta di ghiaccio
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Words with Gods
  • Director
2014
No Score Yet The Scapegoat (Au Bonheur des Ogres)
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Des gens qui s'embrassent
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet The Eternal
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Mozzarella Stories
  • Producer
2012
No Score Yet Vir (The Whirl)
  • Bogdanov otac
2012
43% 7 Days in Havana
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Nicostratos the Pelican
  • Démosthène
2011
86% Farewell (L'affaire Farewell)
  • Grigoriev
$0.4M 2010
No Score Yet Maradona by Kusturica
  • Actor
  • Director
2008
No Score Yet Zavet (Promise Me This)
  • Director
  • Producer
2007
No Score Yet Secret Journey (Viaggio segreto)
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet All the Invisible Children
  • Director
2006
No Score Yet All the Invisible Children
  • Director
2005
60% Life is a Miracle
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2004
78% The Good Thief
  • Vladimer
$3.5M 2003
No Score Yet Super 8 Stories
  • Actor
  • Director
2001
88% The Widow of Saint-Pierre (The Widow of St. Pierre) (La veuve de Saint-Pierre)
  • Neel Auguste
2000
83% Crna macka, beli macor (Black Cat, White Cat)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1999
81% Underground
  • Dealer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1995
87% Arizona Dream
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1993
100% Time of the Gypsies
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1990
No Score Yet Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (Sjecas li se Dolly Bell)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1986
100% Otac na Sluzbenom Putu (When Father Was Away on Business)
  • Director
1985

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