Emir Kusturica  

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"I asked myself, 'Who is this man? Who is this footballing magician, this Sex Pistol of international football, this cocaine victim who kicked the habit, looked like Falstaff and was as weak as spaghetti?' If Andy Warhol had still been alive, he would have definitely put Maradona alongside Marilyn Monroe and Mao Tse-tung. I'm convinced that if he hadn’t been a footballer, he'd've become a revolutionary."--Maradona by Kusturica (2008) by Emir Kusturica

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Emir Kusturica (born November 24, 1954 in Sarajevo) is a Serbian filmmaker and actor. With an impressive string of internationally acclaimed features, Kusturica is seen as one of the most creative directors in cinema during the 1980s and '90s. As well as being one of the few directors to win the Palme d'Or at Cannes twice (for When Father Was Away on Business and Underground), he is also a recipient of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.


Feature films
Year Film Director Writer Producer Awards / Notes
1981 Do You Remember Dolly Bell? Template:Yes Template:Yes Template:No Four prizes at Venice Film Festival
1985 When Father Was Away on Business Template:Yes Template:Yes Template:No Palme d'Or
1988 Time of the Gypsies Template:Yes Template:Yes Template:No Best Director Award, Guldbagge Award for Best Foreign Film
1993 Arizona Dream Template:Yes Template:Yes Template:No Silver Berlin Bear
1995 Underground Template:Yes Template:Yes Template:No Palme d'Or
1998 Black Cat, White Cat Template:Yes Template:No Template:No Silver Lion, Little Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival
2001 Super 8 Stories Template:Yes Template:Yes Template:Yes Silver Plaque at CIFF
2004 Life Is a Miracle Template:Yes Template:Yes Template:Yes César Award
2007 Promise Me This Template:Yes Template:Yes Template:Yes Palme d'Or nominee
2008 Maradona by Kusturica Template:Yes Template:Yes Template:No
2014 Words with Gods Template:Yes Template:Yes Template:No Co-author, Anthology film
2016 On the Milky Road Template:Yes Template:Yes Template:No Little Golden Lion Award at Venice Film Festival
2018 El Pepe: A Supreme Life Template:Yes Template:Yes Template:No CICT-UNESCO Enrico Fulchignoni Award at Venice Film Festival
Shorts and TV work
As actor

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