There’s something about Emir Kusturica
that makes him different than the rest of directors. This Serbian director is definitely crazy enough to say whatever he wants, he’s quite interesting guy, and he talks no shit, which you probably know if you read his interviews.
And ok, his movies are not blockbusters but at least we have a chance to watch something that actually has a real message.
Unfortunately, at this moment, I have no fresh information about that biopic about Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa, that we previously wrote about. In case you don’t remember The Seven Friends of Pancho Villa and the Woman With Six Fingers
title, you should definitely check out our previous reports, because I have no time, or nerves to explain what actually happened with that one.
On the other hand, it looks that Kusturica has some (other) great plans for the future, and that he’s currently working on a new film, devoted to the writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky
, deeply appreciated by his literary work.
This is not actually a surprise, and was stated by director in Minsk last November, when he also expressed readiness to cooperate with the Belarusian and Russian filmmakers in the movie creation.
Kusturica revealed that his film will consist of three stories, making up a coherent plot. The first story tells of a young artist, willing to make a film about Dostoevsky. He addresses a rich man, came to Cannes to buy a hotel. Maecenas agrees to help, provided the young man kills his wife.
The second story is about a girl from Belgrade, performing one of Dostoevsky’s heroines Nastasia Filippovna. One day, an idea comes to her mind to get pregnant from Dostoevsky’s grandson. The girl comes to him in St. Petersburg and tells of her desire.
And the third parable shows Ivan Karamazov. Being a religious person, he takes off his cassock one day and meets a girl, willing to have a child of Dostoevsky’s grandson.
This sounds great, so I’m definitely going to keep an eye on Kusturica’s work, and you should stay tuned for more updates.
For the end of this report, something that has to do with Mr. Kusturica, and his love for Russian classics.
Back in January, artists from Ekaterinburg have celebrated the 130th death anniversary of Fyodor Dostoyevsky at the Kustendorf Festival
in ethno village Mokra Gora, Serbia.
Kusturica invited them to the festival as graffiti artists, and as you see, they did some fantastic work. They also painted Johnny Depp
in an airplane – the scene from Kusturica’s movie Arizona Dream
, and we’re still upset about the fact that Depp will not be in that Pancho Villa thing…
Emir Kusturica on his next movie devoted to Fyodor Dostoyevsky