ANDRICGRAD, NEW CRAZE WITH NATIONALIST OVERTONES SIGNED EMIR KUSTURICA

The musician as good as Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica in Paris in 2007.
Musician as good as Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica in Paris in 2007. | AFP / Olivier Laban-Mattei

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motive for this huge task: to suggest a incomparable than hold up backdrop to a movie instrumentation of Bridge upon a Drina , a most important novel of a writer, who tells a story of a multiethnic Bosnian locale of XVI th century until a First World War.

A “DISNEYLAND” BALKAN

past year, “Kamengrad” (the “stone city”, an additional name for a city underneath construction) is built around Visegrad, city of Republika Srpska, a Serb entity in Bosnia … as good as in a shade of a important overpass over a stream Drina. The latter, story’s categorical impression of Ivo Andric, creation it a place of solution conflicts in in in between Muslims, Serbs as good as Jews, has additionally turn a pitch of a dim hours of Bosnia: during a fight (1992-1995), most civilians were slaughtered as good as thrown in to a Drina.

confident a initial constructions, Emir Kusturica has motionless to keep a brand new locale in a state after a filming, a timing stays mysterious. Eventually, a buildings will horde shops as good as entertainment, creation Andricgrad a “Disneyland” Balkan, similar to a encampment of Kustendorf, a filmmaker’s prior project.

“I am certain qu’Andric, if living, would similar to to see a city that creates an picture of continuity, joining a assorted stages in a story of Visegrad: a time of paganism, a Christian era, Ottoman as good as Austro-Hungarian “, welcomed a executive upon a initial anniversary of a back yard in front of multiform hundred residents of Visegrad.

“SHINE TO THE SPIRIT OF THE Republika Srpska”

aspiration by Kusturica to snippet fairly a story of a segment is partly biased. Among a buildings erected or already announced, there have been about fifty houses, locale hall, hotels, a theater, cinema, shops, cafes, a market, an Orthodox church … as good as not a singular mosque, even yet family in in in between Muslim as good as Christian communities of Visegrad during a heart of a story of Ivo Andric.

forgetful all a some-more unfortunate that Kusturica’s statements during a time to begin work, insisting that a usually Serbian project, have worried suspicion: “Andricgrad will illuminate a suggestion of a Republika Srpska, a good read work of Andric had expected “, pronounced executive in anxiety to a Bosnian Serb entity.

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radically reproduced by Cedomir Antic, a historian concerned in a project, Monday, Jul 9 during a central site: “Andricgrad attest informative advancement, humanities as good as preparation in Serbia as good as Republika Srpska.”

Amra, a internal Bosnian Visegrad, sees a work of filmmaker “a megalomaniac derangement to erase a partial of history” . Alija same fright in that denounces “the delay of governing body Serbian jingoist who right away wants to rewrite story as good as take over a overpass temperament multicultural Ottoman past” .

“A PERSONAL PENSION”

The price of building a whole is estimated during fifteen million euros, common in in in between a Republika Srpska, a urban area of Visegrad as good as Kusturica himself, a infancy shareholder. For a little opponents of a project, it is conjunction some-more nor reduction than a “public investment to get a personal pension” .

Cenic Svetlana, an economist from Banja Luka, vicious plan management, for that a Republika Srpska has not launched proposal offers as good as Kusturica open supports “while a nation is in low retrogression “. “When Kusturica has accomplished with his ultimate fad, Andricgrad remain, though a taxpayer will be sour to see his income good as good as indeed flown” , says a economist journal Dnevni Avaz Bosnia .

“To Andricgrad, Kusturica destroys everything” , not long ago headlined a Serbian B92 site. Main criticism: a drop of a outpost Petrinja, a centenary book, that Kusturica, notwithstanding antithesis from a little of a inhabitants, recovered rocks.

         

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