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Black Cat, White Cat

Spirit of fire

international

debut film

festival

“Crna mačka, beli mačor” – “Black Cat, White Cat”

March 06, Monday, 21:30, Great Hall of the Arts Center for Gifted Children of the North, 18+
Petty swindler Matko lives on the banks of the Danube with his 17-year-old son Zare. After a failed deal, he owed money to the much more successful gangster Dadan. Dadan has a sister, Aphrodite, whom he desperately dreams of marrying off, so he invites Matko to make a deal: marry his son Zare to her. But young people do not need a marriage of convenience: Zare is in love with Ida, and Aphrodite is waiting for the man of her dreams.
Matko is a small-time hustler, living by the Danube with his 17-year-old son Zare. After a failed business deal, he owes money to the much more successful gangster Dadan. Dadan has a sister, Afrodita, that he desperately wants to see get married so they strike a deal: Zare is to marry her. But none of the two care much for an arranged marriage: Zare is in love with Ida, Afrodita is waiting for the man of her dreams.

France – Germany – Yugoslavia – Austria – Greece / 1998 / 135 min. / Color / Dolby Digital

Director: Emir Kusturica
Screenplay: Gordan Mihich, Emir Kusturica
Cinematographers: Thierry Arbogast, Michel Amattier
Artist: Milenko Jeremic
Music: Vojislav Aralica, Nele Karajlić, Dejan Sparavalo
Cast: Bajram Severdzan, Srdjan Todorovic, Florijan Aidini, Branka Katic, Zabit Memedov, Sabri Soleimani, Yasar Destani, Ljubica Ajovic, Miki Manojlovic, Salia Ibraimova
Producer: Karl Baumgartner
Production: Ciby 2000, Pandora Filmproduktion, Komuna, France 2 Cinema
Rights in Russia: Russian World Vision
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France – Germany – Yugoslavia – Austria – Greece / 1998 / 135 min. / Color / Dolby Digital

Director: Emir Kusturica
Script: Gordan Mihic & Emir Kusturica
Camera: Thierry Arbogast, Michel Amathieu
Design: Milenko Jeremic
Music: Vojislav Aralica, Nele Karajlic, Dejan Sparavalo
Cast: Bajram Severdzan, Srdan Todorovic, Florijan Ajdini, Branka Katic, Zabit Memedov, Sabri Sulejmani, Jasar Destani, Ljubica Adzovic, Miki Manojlovic, Salija Ibraimova
Producer: Karl Baumgartner
Production: Ciby 2000, Pandora Filmproduktion, Komuna, France 2 Cinema

EMIR KUSTURICA

Born in 1954 in Sarajevo. Serbian director, actor, musician and producer. In 1978 he graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU), where he studied film directing. During his studies, he received awards for his short films, including Guernica (1978), which won first prize at the Karlovy Vary Student Film Festival. The author of nine films, several television and short films, plays guitar in a rock band. His numerous awards include the Cannes Palme d'Or for Dad on a Business Trip (1985) and Underground (1995), as well as Best Director for Time of the Gypsies (1988); “Silver Bear” at the Berlin International Film Festival for the film “Arizona Dream” (1993), Cesar and Golden Globe awards for “Life is a Miracle” (2006), award for best debut “Do you remember, Dolly Bell?” (1981), “Silver Lion” for the film “Black Cat, White Cat”, small “Golden Lion” for the film “On the Milky Way” (2016) at the Venice International Film Festival. Oscar nominee. Since 2023 - President of the Spirit of Fire International Film Festival.

EMIR KUSTURICA

Born in 1954 in Sarajevo. Serbian director, actor, musician and producer. Graduated in film directing at the prestigious Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague in 1978. During his studies, he was awarded several times for his short movies including “Guernica” (1978), which took first prize at the Student's Film Festival in Karlovy Vary. Author of nine films, several television and short films, he also plays guitar in a rock band. Among his many prizes, he has received two Golden Palms for “When Father Was Away on Business” (1985) and “Underground” (1995) in Cannes, as well as Best Director Award for “Time of the Gypsies” (1988); the Silver Bear (Special Jury Prize) in Berlin for “Arizona Dream” (1993), César Award and Golden Globe for “Life is a Miracle” (2006), Best First Work Award for “Do You Remember Dolly Bell?” (1981), Silver Lion for “Black Cat, White Cat”, Little Golden Lion for “On the Milky Road” (2016) at the Venice IFF. Nominated for Oscar. Since 2023 – President of the IDFF “Spirit of Fire”.