Emir Kusturica has unveiled a new book

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The famous film Director Emir Kusturica presented his new book entitled “Why do I need it?”. In the third literary work of the author contains his diary entries from the time the Bosnian war 1992-1995, up to the present day, writes TASS.

The book presentation was held in Banja Luka, the event was attended by the President of the Republic Milorad Dodik.

“In this book he defends the position and values associated with modernity, connects the present life with the history that seems to repeat itself,” he said.

According to the Director, the question, which he put in the title of the book, “is a question that can easily become existential”.

He noted that “the book is full of dekichatta, as well as in his Outlook, which is impossible without a minimum dose of idealism”.

“Unfortunately, many get stuck in the middle way, not as don Quixote, who only late in life asked itself: “Why all this needed?”, then got sick and died,” – said Kusturica.

He noted that he, too, asked such a question. “This question has no answer, it just is, and live with him,” – said Kusturica.

Critics noted that in 80 chapters of the book, the author very honestly and sincerely talks about his life, his problems, hopes and doubts, not avoiding any topics, events or actual time.


Emir Kusturica studied in Prague, graduated from the faculty of cinema and television Academy of musical arts. He directed such films as: “Black cat, white cat, Arizona dream, life is a miracle”, “Underground”, “Daddy business trip”, “time of the Gypsies”. Known as member of the band The No Smoking Orchestra.