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News - 29 september 2013

Along the milky way

  • The shooting of "Along the Milky Way" (Na mlečnom putu) continues since mid-august with the presence on stage of Monica Bellucci in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The page of this new film has now a certain number of photos taken from the shooting. We can see Monica Bellucci and Emir Kusturica playing with the elements in breathtaking batural sets, like the waterfall of national parc of Hutovo Blato (near Mostar), as weel as mounts Tara and Zelengora (in Republika Srpska).
  • A new project in The drawer ? In august 2013, Andres Copelmayer, producer and Uruguayan government adviser told the press that Emir Kusturica had given his agreement to direct a film on president Jose Mujica, ex-guerillero of extreme left, put in jail under the dictatorship (1973-1985), in order to produce a “humanist gift which transcends borders”. Elected since 2010, president Mujica differs from his peers through his lifestyle of an extreme simplicity. He frequently moves with no body guard, repays 87% of his salary to charity and continues to live in his “chacra” (farm) in the popular area of Cerro, in Montevideo. He is at the origin of a law project (waiting to be validated by the senate), to make the first state in the world to control the production and sale of cannabis. (source : culturebox.francetvinfo.fr). In september 2013, the project seems to become reality : an Uruguayan website says that the shooting started on 23 septembre 2013 in New York, when Mujica made a speech at the United Nations. The site also indicates that Emir Kusturica has scheduled to meet president Mujica four times, and the first encounter shall be in november. (source : elobservador.com.uy)





News - 17 june 2013

Emir Kusturica

  • After 5 years of cinematographic silence and many aborted projects, Emir Kusturica has finally launched today the shooting of a new film ! Previously known as “Love and War”, the film is now called "Along the Milky Way" (Na mlečnom putu); it is a film based on his short film Our Life and the script was co-wrote by Emir and his daughter Dunja. The shooting started today in mounts Tara (Масив планине Таре), in West Serbia, long the border with Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Mounts Tara are famous for their medieval ruins the ones of old Medieval city Solotnik. On Wednesday, the shooting will continue in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the region of Trebinje, and end of june, Italian actress Monica Bellucci will join the crew. Let us also mention Sloboda Mićalović, a young Serbian actress who acted in various popular TV films in Balkans. The lead role will be played by Emir Kusturica who will be a hard-luck man who, after the death of his wife, decides to become a monk.
  • Hundred of troubles : Emir has recently published in Serbia a book of short stories. During a press conference on 24 April, Emir Kusturica has declared : “I'm not supposed to be an artist. I think I'm worth less than that”, in front of an acquired audience. He also explained that the stories in this book were fights against present time and that they occurred in the last decade of the XXth century. “This book took life by itself, and I tried to drive through my models, my characters. A little computer helped me to sort out all these images from the time of Tito and his country,” he added.






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