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Emir Kusturica introduced his new film and expressed passion for Russian culture

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Emir Kusturica introduced his new film and expressed passion for Russian culture


Famous Yugoslavian and Serbian director Emir Kusturica brought his recent feature On the Milky Road to the Slavyansky Bazar festival in Vitebsk, Belorussia, Russkaya Gazeta reports. The film depicts a story of romantic love, starring the director himself as a Soldier who come home after war where he finds his bride played by Monica Bellucci.

Kusturica introduced his feature mentioning his links with Russia. According to the director, he went around many Russian regions and everywhere he felt at home. Kusturica said that when he looks in eyes of other people he always sees brothers and sisters. “If we look back into centuries it is clear we are the one nation,”  - underlined the director.

Emir Kusturica shared his thoughts about the role of Russian culture in his life. He read Chekhov, Bulgakov, Dostoevsky and other classical writers. He saw films of Eisenstein, Tarkovsky, Mikhalkov, Konchalovsky, and other directors who were paying much attention to the human’s inner world. Among contemporary writers he emphasized books of Zakhar Prilepin. 

As we reported earlier, Emir Kusturica is going to start working over a movie based on A Hero of Our Time novel by Mikhail Lermontov. Emir Kusturica loves Lermontov and is very interested in his biography. Kusturica explained that he read the book several times and it dawned on him that the plot is repeated over and over in modern Russia. He is sure that A Hero of Our Time will never get out of date. 
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