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Emir Kusturica plans to make films based on works of Dostoevsky and Aitmatov
The famous Serbian director Emir Kusturica is working on a script for a film based on two novels by Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky - Crime and Punishment and Idiot. It also became known that Kusturica intends to put to the screen the work of the classic Soviet writer, Chingiz Aitmatov, Versia agency reports.
The Serbian director works on script with a Chinese assistant, since the plot of the Russian classical nobel will be transferred to modern China. Shooting, presumably, will begin in 2019. According to Kusturica, the film will be shot in China, Russia and Argentina. When answering the journalists' question about what stage the writing of the script is at, the director answered that he was still deliberating on the main conflict of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment. Current events of the modern world are taken into consideration in this process.
In 2021, Dostoevsky's admirers around the world will celebrate the bicentenary of the writer's birth. Preparations for the celebrations are taking place in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Staraya Russa and other Russian and foreign cities, where the writer lived. In the jubilee year, a series of screenings of the works of Fyodor Dostoevsky are expected to appear on the screen.