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Nov 1, 2016 7:00 PM

DO YOU REMEMBER DOLLY BELL?

FAMOUS FIRSTS FILM SERIES: THE DEBUT FILMS OF FAMU´S LEGENDARY DIRECTORS

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DO YOU REMEMBER DOLLY BELL?
Director: Emir Kusturica, 
1981, 109 mins, Yugoslavia

Regarded as one of his best films, Kusturica won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival for this stylish coming of age story set in 1960‘s Sarajevo. Young Dino grows up in the shadow of his ailing father and is attracted to the world of small time criminals - and to Dolly Bell, a lovely cabaret girl who turns his world upside down.

Kusturica graduated from FAMU in 1978.

 

In Do You Remember Dolly Bell?, Kusturica lays the foundations for what would later evolve into his most treasured motifs: roguish characters from the Balkan demi-monde, farm animals everywhere, and a heady blend of naïveté, cynicism and absurdity. Yet his first feature is less carnivalesque or unhinged and more bittersweet than any of his subsequent films. And at a time when most of his Slavic contemporaries were taking up strong stances against their socialist masters, Kusturica adopts an altogether more humanist attitude towards the prevailing ideology.     
-Anton Bitel, Film4

 

FAMOUS FIRST FILM SERIES

The Famous Firsts film series showcases the debut feature films of preeminent Eastern European directors, all of whom studied at the prestigious FAMU (Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts) in Prague and went on to gain recognition on the world’s stage.

Young directors are full of ideas and hungry to make their mark on the world. A director’s first film is a raw expression of their voice and visual style. It often contains the seeds of their future masterworks. This series brings together the passionate radical beginnings of five important cinematic voices.

Nov 1,   7pm     Do You Remember Dolly Bell?      Dir: Emir Kusturica              
Nov 3,   7pm     Screen Tests                                     Dir. Agnieszka Holland
Nov 10, 7pm     Intimate Lighting                             Dir. Ivan Passer                     
Nov 15, 7pm     Crucial Years                                    Dir. Juraj Jakubisko
Nov 22, 7pm     Black Peter                                       Dir. Miloš Forman      

For information on the other films in this series please visit the links above or the Famous Firsts series page.

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

Nov 1, 2016 7:00 PM

Organizer:

Czech Center


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