Serbia: Emir/Nemanja Kusturica

Belgrade 2.0 writes about Emir Kusturica, the Serbian filmmaker who has been awarded with France’s Order of the Knight of Arts and Literature of the first degree. Kusturica's name, by the way, is no longer Emir, but Nemanja: the name change occured after his baptism.

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  • Kusturica seems to celebrate the gypsy culture in the Balkans through his films, but also to say that all people are like gypsies in these countries? How do people from Serbia feel about his portrayal of their culture in his films? Interested to hear people’s comments.

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