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Leading figures in the European film industry have paid tribute to Eliane Dubois, the pioneering founder of Benelux distributor Cineart, who died today [Aug 20] following a long illness. She was 65.
Double Palme d’Or winner Emir Kusturica led the tributes. “The movies from Time Of The Gypsies through Black Cat White Cat, Undergound, Life Is A Miracle, Maradona, everything, all important international films that I was doing, she has supported,” said Kusturica.
“She was always so enthusiastic…if you look at her record and with whom she was working, it was really impressive. I simply can’t believe what I have heard.”
Kusturica praised her “strength, independence…and great taste, which is very rare today”.
“It’s a big loss. That’s not a phrase - it’s a really, really big loss.”
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Geoffrey Macnab)
Last we heard from Emir Kusturica, the acclaimed Serbian director of “Underground,” “When Father Was Away On Business,” and “Life Is A Miracle,” he was planning a feature starring himself and Monica Bellucci. That was in May, but the word was that he was ready to get moving on production. Now, we hear news of his next project. It will start filming in December in the U.S., and while Kusturica's there, he's also scheduled to meet with Barack Obama. Kusturica is very interesting indeed. Did we mention he lives in a recreated medieval Serbian town that he built himself?Anyway, this next project is slated to be about someone arguably even more interesting: Jose “Pepe” Mujica, the current president of Uruguay. If you've not been keeping up with Uruguayan politics, we'll let you off this one time, but really, you should be. Mujica is an ex-guerilla who lives on »
- Ben Brock
2 items from 2013
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