Black Cat, White Cat

Black Cat, White Cat

Directed by Emir Kusturica • 1998 • Serbia

A careening ensemble comedy bursting at the seams with music and visual energy, Black Cat, White Cat is Emir Kusturica’s madcap tribute to the marginalised and dispossessed. The film follows the twisted romances and small-time schemes of a community of Roma who live from moment to moment on the banks of the Danube: rival patriarchs Grga (Sabri Sulejman) and Zarije (Zabit Memedov), hapless would-be hijacker Matko (Bajram Severdžan), manic gangster Dadan (Srđan Todorović). Building to a heady climax at a shotgun wedding, Kusturica’s love for the grotesque and the anarchic is on full display, accompanied all the way by a turbocharged folk soundtrack.

BLACK CAT, WHITE CAT • CRNA MAČKA, BELI MAČOR
Directed by Emir Kusturica
Written by Emir Kusturica and Gordan Mihić
Cinematography by Thierry Arbogast
Music by Nelle Karajlić, Vojislav Aralica, Dejan Sparavalo
Starring: Bajram Severdžan, Srđan Todorović, Branka Katić

In Serbian, Romani, and Bulgarian with English subtitles

Winner of a Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival 1998

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Black Cat, White Cat
  • Black Cat, White Cat

    Directed by Emir Kusturica • 1998 • Serbia

    A careening ensemble comedy bursting at the seams with music and visual energy, Black Cat, White Cat is Emir Kusturica’s madcap tribute to the marginalised and dispossessed. The film follows the twisted romances and small-time schemes of a community of ...

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