Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Emir Kusturica, Promise Me This (Zavet)

Somehow, Kusturica is one of those rare film makers who never disappoint me.

His movie Promise Me This is his usual amalgam of Balkan joie de vivre, with some extra spice of self-improvised devices, magic realism and visual poetry. Extraordinary performances from all actors, including of course the protagonists, Uroš Milovanović (the boy) and Marija Petronijević (the fresh and beautiful femme fatalle). Definitely, not to be missed. Film was part of the 20o ΠΑΝΟΡΑΜΑ ΕΥΡΩΠΑΪΚΟΥ ΚΙΝΗΜΑΤΟΓΡΑΦΟΥ and was viewed in the great comfort of Athenian movie theatre, Ideal.


Tsane lives with his grandfather and their cow Cvetka on a remote hilltop. Except for their neighbour, Bossa, they are the village’s only inhabitants. One day, Tsane’s grandfather tells the young man that he is dying. He makes Tsane promise to go over the three hills into the nearest town and sell Cvetka at the market there. With the money, he must buy a religious icon, then anything he really wants and finally, he must find a wife to bring home. In town, Tsane easily fulfils the first parts of his promise, but how is he going to get home with a wife before his granddad dies? That’s when he meets Jasna, who is late for school as usual…..


Promise me this in Kustu.com
Kusturica in Wikipedia