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Emir Kusturica To Head Un Certain Regard Jury At The Cannes Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 25, 2011 1:01 AM
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Two-time Palme d'Or winnter Emir Kusturica -- in 1985 for "When Father Was Away On Business" and in 1995 for "Underground" -- will be returning to the Croisette this year, but this time, he won't have a film in his hands.

Johnny Depp Won't Play Pancho Villa For Emir Kusturica; Gael Garcia Bernal & Benicio Del Toro Might

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 22, 2011 2:00 AM
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  • 1 Comment
We're sure our kids won't believe us when we tell them, decades from now, but once upon a time, Johnny Depp was an oddball character actor. Sure, he'd occasionally take a studio paycheck gig, like "Nick of Time" and "The Astronaut's Wife," but for the most part, his career was made up of interesting projects with acclaimed directors with Jim Jarmusch, Sally Potter and Roman Polanski being among his collaborators.

Emir Kusturica To Adapt Epic Bosnian Novel 'The Bridge On The Drina'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 7, 2011 3:46 AM
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You've won the prestigious Palme d'Or twice within the span of ten years for the films "When Father Was Away on Business" and "Underground" -- a repeat winner's feat that puts you in an elite group of six filmmakers that includes Francis Ford Coppola and the Dardenne brothers -- you're world renowned for your whimsical, whirling dervish-like serio-comedies (the aforementioned pics, plus "Time of the Gypsies," and more) and yet still, you haven't had proper U.S. theatrical distribution for your last four films, making it twelve years since one of your features has been shown stateside (1998's "Black Cat, White Cat" was the last real U.S. limited release).

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