Emir Kusturica


Emir Kusturica was born on November 24, 1954.

Yugoslavian and Serbian film director and actor, who received award of the biggest film festival of Europe. In 18 he left Sarajevo to get education. He graduated from the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. His graduation thesis – 25 min short film “Guernica” won the main prize at the Student Film Festival in Karlovy Vary.

His feature debut “Do You Remember Dolly Bell?” in 1981 won the Silver Lion for the best first feature at the Venice International Film Festival as well as FIPRESCI prize. His next film “When Father Was Away on Business” was made in 1985. The film won Kusturica’s first “Golden Palm Award” at the Cannes Film Festival as well as FIPRESCI prize and was nominated for Oscar and Golden Globe.

The third film of Kusturica “Time of the Gypsies” won the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2005 Kusturica became President of the jury of the Cannes Film Festival. At the same year he participated in creation of anthology film “All the Invisible Children”, made to benefit UNICEF and the World Food Program.


2016 «On the Milky Road»

2008 «Maradona»

2007 «Promise Me This»

2005 «All the Invisible Children»

2004 «Life Is a Miracle»

2001 «Super 8 Stories»

1998 «Black Cat, White Cat»

1995 «Underground»

1993 «Arizona Dream»

1988 «Time of the Gypsies»

1985 «When Father Was Away on Business»

1981 «Do You Remember Dolly Bell?»

1979 «Buffet Titanic»

1978 «The Brides Are Coming»

1978 «Guernica»

Film Awards:

César Award

“Golden Palm Award”, twice (Cannes)

“Golden Palm Award” for Best Director (Cannes)

“Silver Bear” (Berlin)

“Silver Lion” (Venice)

“Golden Lion” (Venice)

“The Lumières” (France)

“Kinema Junpo” (Japan)