Black Cat, White Cat / Crna Macka, Beli Macor
Friday 09 August - 22:00 (2013)
BLACK CAT, WHiTE CAT is a colourful Felliniesque comedy from Emir Kusturica, a riotous mix of farce, romance and crime. Set within a community of gypsies, it tells a story of dodgy deals, family ties, young love and magical occurrences. The film won the Silver Lion for Best Direction at the Venice Film Festival in 1998.
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 Dadan, a much more successful gangster. Dadan has a sister, Afrodita, that he desperately wants to see get married so Matko and Dadan strike a deal: Zare is to marry her. But neither Zare or Afrodita care much for an arranged marriage: Zare is in love with Ida, Afrodita is waiting for the man of her dreams.
In 1996 Emir Kusturica announced his retirement. Only a year before his film "Underground," had won him his second Palm d'Or at Cannes. However, a year later he decided to make a documentary called "Musika Akrobatika" about Gypsy musicians. The result was BLACK CAT, WHITE CAT that earned him the Best Director prize at the Venice Film Festival 1998.
Yugoslavia, France, Germany
Roma, Bulgarian, German, Serbian, Italian
comedy, music, romance
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Emir Kusturica, Gordan Mihić
Nele Karajlić, Voja Aralica, Dejo Sparavalo
Bajram Severdžan, Srđan Todorović, Florijan Ajdini, Branka Katić jt
Venice Film Festival (1998) Laterna Magica Prize, Little Golden Lion, Silver Lion (Best Director)