Emir Kusturica

Emir Kusturica

by Dina Iordanova
     
 

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With no less than two Golden Palms from Cannes and scores of other top awards, Bosnian-born Emir Kusturica is one of the most decorated and celebrated film directors in the world. Films such as Time of the Gypsies (1989) and Underground (1995) have captivated audiences with their extraordinary imagination, exuberant energy, and challenging subject matter.

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With no less than two Golden Palms from Cannes and scores of other top awards, Bosnian-born Emir Kusturica is one of the most decorated and celebrated film directors in the world. Films such as Time of the Gypsies (1989) and Underground (1995) have captivated audiences with their extraordinary imagination, exuberant energy, and challenging subject matter.

Dina Iordanova presents a uniquely balanced view of this fascinating and controversial director. She shows how Kusturica's intensely held (though changing) Balkan affiliations lie at the root of his craft, which has proved to be one of the latest and glorious flowerings of the European auteurist tradition. Iordanova presents an overview of Kusturica's career, pays tribute to his attractive and impressive aesthetics, and investigates the particularities of his ideology.

Author Biography: Dina Iordanova teaches Communication at the University of Leicester. She is author of Cinema of Flames: Balkan Film, Culture and the Media (BFI 2001) and coeditor of The BFI Companion to Eastern European and Russian Cinema (BFI 2000).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851708997
Publisher:
BFI Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
BFI World Directors Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Dina Iordanova is the author of Cinema of Flames: Balkan Film, Culture and the Media (bfi, 2001) and a co-editor of The BFI Companion to Eastern European and Russian Cinema (bfi, 2000). She teaches in communication at the University of Leicester.

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