137 Great Directors: Emir Kusturica

“Every time I’m shooting a movie I want to kill myself. Because I don’t see the light in the end of the tunnel.”


What Got This Director Here?
: His two Palme winners.

My Favorite Past Experience Was…: N/A.

What Did I Watch: Underground.

Where Does He Fit: I don’t know anything about the period of history Underground covers as it relates to what happened in Serbia, and thus all the complaints about how it handles things could very well hold weight since Kusturica is a Putin supporter (he is in that photo of Jill Stein enjoying Russian services). That said, it’s a great film even if the route of taking everything to the most ridiculous possible level involving a wacky monkey is not my favorite approach. It somehow maintains an absurdly high energy and spirited level of allegory that makes things easy to comprehend for nearly three hours, and that is a feat worthy of cinema’s highest honor.

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Most Valuable Asset: Maximalism.
Most Excited For: When Father Was Away on Business.
Did They Deserve a Spot?: Seems likely.

Coming Up Next: Fei Mu, whose one hit is supposedly China’s greatest.

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