anito0ooo1992 (#200) 637 days ago
Kustendorf or “Timber town” is a small village in Serbia, that the Serbian director Emir Kusturica, built for his film „Life is a miracle“. Village is located two hundred miles from the Serbian capital Belgrade, in the Zlatibor district. For this marvellous creation Kusturica recived Philippe Rotthier European Architecture award. In 2005, cinema school was also held in Kustendorf under the name “Art in (not) a transition”, and that was also oriented on the transition of Balkan from communism to capitalism. In this workshop, Kusturica took 30 young film makers from around the world and welcomed them in his village. For the first part of the workshop, he showed them parts from his favorite movies, and made them think about the art of film making and techniques that were used. In the second part students filmed two short films, based on the scenario written in Kustendorf.