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 40

Birthday 1954-11-24

Place of Birth Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Also Known As

  • Емир Кустуриця
  • Емір Кустуріца
  • Эмир Кустурица

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2018 El Pepe, A Supreme Life Director
2016 On the Milky Road Director
2014 Words with Gods Director
2008 Maradona by Kusturica Director
2007 Le Temps des Gitans Punk Opera Director
2007 Promise Me This Director
2005 Le court des grands Director
2005 All the Invisible Children Director
2004 Life Is a Miracle Director
2001 Super 8 Stories Director
1998 Black Cat, White Cat Director
1995 Underground Director
1993 Arizona Dream Director
1988 Time of the Gypsies Director
1985 When Father Was Away on Business Director
1981 Do You Remember Dolly Bell? Director
1979 Buffet Titanic Director
1978 The Brides Are Coming Director
1978 Guernica Director

Acting

2019 Balkan Line as taxi driver
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 Words with Gods as Monk (ep. "Our Life")
2014 The Ice Forest as Secondo
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 Secret Journey 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
1972 Walter Defends Sarajevo as Omladinac

Writing

2016 On the Milky Road Writer
2014 Words with Gods Writer
2008 Maradona by Kusturica Screenplay
2007 Promise Me This Screenplay
2004 Life Is a Miracle Writer
1998 Black Cat, White Cat Screenplay
1995 Underground Writer Screenplay
1988 Time of the Gypsies Writer
1987 The Magpie Strategy Writer
1987 The Worker's Life Writer
1981 Do You Remember Dolly Bell? Writer
1979 Buffet Titanic Writer
1978 Guernica Writer

Production

2007 Promise Me This Producer
2006 Gucha! Producer
2004 Life Is a Miracle Producer
2003 Jagoda in the Supermarket Producer

Creator

1996 Once Upon a Time There Was a Country Creator

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