The program of filmmaker and musician Emir Kusturica’s of the visit to the II International Motibational Film Festival BRIDGE of ARTS, which will be held in Rostov-on-Don from 24th to 28th August of 2016 was recently confirmed. The guest fromSerbia will take part in the opening ceremony of the festival, in the business activities of the program and will give a concert with his folk-rock group «The No Smoking Orchestra». It is also planned to include his new film "The Milky Way" in the screening program of "Bridge of Arts".
Emir Kusturica's visit program is scheduled for two days : the 25th and 26th of August. It involves the active participation of a guest in the festival events. At the opening BRIDGE of ARTS ceremony Serbian filmmaker and musician will not only walk the red carpet but will participate in the gala concert as well. And a part of the business forum of film and media content he will participate in a panel discussion and will give a workshop in filmmaking where he’ll share the techniques of creating feature films and scripting, will answer questions from the audience.
In addition the festival program includs a concert of folk-rock group «The No Smoking Orchestra», in which Emir Kusturica performs as a guitarist and singer. The group that was founded in 1980 in Yugoslavia became soon a symbol of the country. Gypsy, Slavic, European melodies incorporated as the elements of rock and roll, punk and free jazz, the concert will attract not only citizens but also fans from other regions.
The issue of inclusion of Serbian director’s new film, "The Milky Way" in the screening program of BRIDGE of ARTS i still not resolved. The film is currently in post-production, and the final decision depends on when the work is completed and the picture will be ready for rental.