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Kusturica, Emir

Born: 1955 AD
Currently alive, at 59 years of age.

Nationality: Yugoslav
Categories: Film Director


1954 - Born on November 24th in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.

1981 - He made the successful feature debut Sjecas li se, Dolly Bell which won best first film Golden Lion in Venice Film Festival.

1986-1988 - He played bass guitar in "Zabranjeno Pusenje", a rock band from his hometown Sarajevo.

1989 - He co-wrote the screenplays "Time of the Gypsies" and "Underground".

1993-1995 - Directed the films, Underground and Arizona Dream.

         - Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival.

         - Underground, bitter surrealistic comedy about Balkan, scripted by Dusan Kovacevic, took him second Golden Palm at Cannes Film Festival.

2005 - Formerly an Atheist, he converted to Serbian Orthodox.

         - Was the Grand jury at Cannes Film Festival.


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