The 24th Febiofest international film festival to be held in Prague on March 23-31.Serbian director, actor and musician Kusturica will present the film “On the Milky Road” (2016) to which he wrote the script.
He was awarded the Golden Lion in Venice for his first feature in 1981, “Do You Remember Dolly Bell?” In 1985, he shot “When Father Was Away on Business” which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes. In 1988 he made “Time of Gypsies” (Best Director Award Cannes 1988), followed by “Arizona Dream” (Silver Bear Berlin 1993). “Underground”, selected in Cannes in 1995 earned him his second Palme d’Or. In 1998 “Black Cat White Cat” is awarded the Silver Lion in Venice. In 2001, he turns to documentary filmmaking with “Super 8 Stories” about his musical band “The No Smoking Orchestra”. In 2004 he presented at Cannes “Life is a Miracle”. It was on the set of his last film that he decided to build his own village: Kustendorf, where he wants to create a new lifestyle. He’s back at the Festival with “Promess me” (2007) and 2008 with his documentary “Maradona by Kusturica”. He just published his autobiography “Where Am I in the story”.
Kusturica is one of the most famous graduates from the Film Academy (FAMU) in Prague.
The festival’s budget is 42 million crowns this year like in the previous two years. The festival will offer a total of 155 films from 55 countries in Prague and then in 13 other Czech towns until the end of April. The tickets will be sold as of Thursday.