Biography

Emir Nemanja Kusturica is a Serbian filmmaker, actor and musician, recognized for several internationally acclaimed feature films.

He is a two-time winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes (for When Father Was Away on Business and Underground), as well as being a Commander of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Since the mid-2000s, Kusturica's primary residence is Drvengrad, a village in the Mokra Gora region of Serbia. He had portions of the historic village reconstructed for his film Life Is a Miracle. 

Emir Nemanja Kusturica is a Serbian filmmaker, actor and musician, recognized for several internationally acclaimed feature films.

He is a two-time winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes (for When Father Was Away on Business and Underground), as well as being a Commander of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Since the mid-2000s, Kusturica's primary residence is Drvengrad, a village in the Mokra Gora region of Serbia. He had portions of the historic village reconstructed for his film Life Is a Miracle. 

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 38

Birthday 1954-11-24

Place of Birth Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Official Site http://www.kustu.com/w2/en:start?redirect=1

Also Known As

  • Емир Кустуриця
  • Емір Кустуріца

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2018 El Pepe, A Supreme LifeDirector
2016 On the Milky RoadDirector
2014 Words with GodsDirector
2008 Maradona by KusturicaDirector
2007 Le Temps des Gitans Punk OperaDirector
2007 Promise Me ThisDirector
2005 Le court des grandsDirector
2005 All the Invisible ChildrenDirector
2004 Life Is a MiracleDirector
2001 Super 8 StoriesDirector
1998 Black Cat, White CatDirector
1995 UndergroundDirector
1993 Arizona DreamDirector
1988 Time of the GypsiesDirector
1985 When Father Was Away on BusinessDirector
1981 Do You Remember Dolly Bell?Director
1979 Buffet TitanicDirector
1978 The Brides Are ComingDirector
1978 GuernicaDirector

Acting

2018 El Pepe, A Supreme Life as Himself
2016 On the Milky Road as Kosta
2015 The Legend of the Palme d'Or as Self
2014 The Ice Forest as Secondo
2014 Words with Gods as Monk (ep. "Our Life")
2013 The Scapegoat as Stojil
2013 Who Is This Kusturica? as Himself
2013 Balkan Spirit as Himself - Director
2012 The Whirl as Bogdanov otac
2012 Walter as Himself
2012 7 Days in Havana as Actor (segment "Jam Session")
2011 Nicostratos the Pelican as Démosthène
2009 Farewell as Sergei Grigoriev
2008 Maradona by Kusturica as Himself
2006 Viaggio segreto as Harold
2003 The Good Thief as Vladimir
2003 Jagoda in the Supermarket as General
2000 The Widow of Saint-Pierre as Joseph Auguste Néel
1996 Shooting Days: Emir Kusturica Directs Underground as Himself

Writing

2016 On the Milky RoadWriter
2014 Words with GodsWriter
2008 Maradona by KusturicaScreenplay
2007 Promise Me ThisScreenplay
2004 Life Is a MiracleWriter
1998 Black Cat, White CatScreenplay
1995 UndergroundWriter
1995 UndergroundScreenplay
1988 Time of the GypsiesWriter
1987 The Magpie StrategyWriter
1987 The Worker's LifeWriter
1981 Do You Remember Dolly Bell?Writer
1979 Buffet TitanicWriter
1978 GuernicaWriter

Production

2007 Promise Me ThisProducer
2006 Gucha!Producer
2004 Life Is a MiracleProducer
2003 Jagoda in the SupermarketProducer

Creator

1996 Once Upon a Time There Was a CountryCreator

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