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Emir Kusturica
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Emir Kusturica

Giorgio Bertellini

Abstract

Emir Kusturica is one of Eastern Europe's most celebrated and influential filmmakers. Over the course of a thirty-year career, Kusturica has navigated a series of geopolitical fault lines to produce subversive, playful, often satiric works. On the way he won acclaim and widespread popularity while showing a genius for adjusting his poetic pitch—shifting from romantic realist to controversial satirist to sentimental jester. This book divides Kusturica's career into three stages—dissention, disconnection, and dissonance—to reflect both the historic and cultural changes going on around him and th ... More

Keywords: Emir Kusturica, Eastern Europe, filmmaker, poetic pitch, dissention, disconnection, dissonance, world cinema

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038891
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038891.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Giorgio Bertellini, author
University of Michigan

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