Richard Brick

Richard Brick



site by Geoffrey Booth
Jan
31
2011
Emir Kusturica’s Kustendorf Film Festival

Emir Kusturica founded the extraordinary Kustendorf Film and Music Festival in 2008 in a rural mountain village he created, Drevgrad, Mokra Gora, Serbia. Like Kusturica’s films, it is a place of magic and fully expresses his artistic, cinematic and political values. The festival is devoted to non-commercial cinema, the very best of a broad spectrum of national cinema and genres – what a typical American does not see – including both contemporary films and retrospectives. Screenings, workshops with the filmmakers, more screenings, great food, drink and socializing until the midnight music performances…and then back to the bar. Not an easy experience for those who cannot tolerate second-hand smoke, but completely exhilarating. I was delighted and honored to have been an official guest at Kustendorf 2010 and to serve as a juror at Kustendorf 2011. http://www.kustendorf-filmfestival.org/2011/index.php?p=1