Emir Kusturica biography

Emir Kusturica

Film director

1954 –

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Who is Emir Kusturica?

Emir Kusturica is a Serbian filmmaker, actor and musician. He has been recognized for several internationally acclaimed feature films, as well as his projects in town-building. He has twice won the Palme d'Or at Cannes, as well as being named Commander of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Since the mid-2000s, Kusturica's primary residence has been in Drvengrad, a town built for his film Life Is a Miracle, in the Mokra Gora region of Serbia. He had portions of the historic village reconstructed for the film. He is a member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of the Republika Srpska since 9 November 2011.

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Born
Nov 24, 1954
Sarajevo
Also known as
  • Kusta
  • Емир Немања Кустурица
  • Emir Nemanja Kusturica
  • Nemanja
  • Nemanja Kusturica
Parents
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Serbian Orthodox Church
Ethnicity
  • Serbs of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nationality
  • France
  • Serbia
  • Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Profession
Education
  • Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Lived in
  • Sarajevo
  • Douains
  • Eure

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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