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Kusturica "Star of European cinema" in Lecce

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- The Apulian festival (April 17-21) dedicates a retrospective, a photo exhibition and a concert to the Serbian director. The films screened include the uncut version of Undergound

Kusturica "Star of European cinema" in Lecce

Emir Kusturica will be the “Star of European cinema” at the Lecce European Film Festival (April 17-21). The homage paid by the Apulian event to the great Serbian filmmaker includes a retrospective of his cinematic work (with the screening of the uncut version of Undergound), a photo exhibition dedicated to his work and his musical passion and a gypsy concert from the band "Stribor Kusturica and the Poisoners", led by the director’s son.

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Within the frames of the retrospective, Lecce will screen: Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (1981), When Father was Away on Business (1985), Time of the Gypsies (1988), Arizona Dream (1993), Underground (1995, uncut version, 312'), Black Cat White Cat (1998), Super 8 Stories (2001), Life is a Miracle (2004), Promise Me This (2007) and Maradona by Kusturica (2008).

The festival will also see a section dedicated to a "Star of Italian cinema", who will this year be Sergio Castellitto (see the news), and the assignment of the "Mario Verdone Award" to a young Italian director selected by Carlo, Luca and Silvia Verdone. Ten European films will be competing in the event, screened in Italian premiere, in original language, judged by a jury presided over by Luciana Castellina.

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(Translated from Italian)

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