Arch. Myriam B. Mahiques Curriculum Vitae

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A town in honour of Ivo Andrić

Where the Drina flows with the full force of its green and foaming waters' ... the fabled 16th century stone bridge over the Drina river in Višegrad. Photograph: Mort Rosenblum/AP.

I love the work of Emir Kusturica, being my favorite movie ¨Time of the gypsies¨. I also enjoy his music.
In a certain way, I´m related to the Yugoslavian culture, from my father in law´s family. My son´s name is Ivo, as a Yugoslavian word for Ivan, that´s John or Juan. 

The final scene in “Time of the Gypsies,” which uses the facade of the Milan Cathedral as a backdrop. The opera is an adaptation of Emir Kusturica’s 1988 award-winning movie.

From, Kusturica´s new idea: a new town in honour of Nobel laurate Ivo Andric:
¨Work is set to begin building a new town inspired by the writing of Yugoslavian Nobel literature laureate Ivo Andrić, following plans by film director Emir Kusturica and the Republika Srpska's government.
Andrić, who won the Nobel in 1961, is best known for his novel The Bridge on the Drina, the inspiration behind the new town of Andrićgrad. Written by the author during the second world war, it tells of the three centuries of conflict the bridge of the novel's title has witnessed, situated as it is in the small Bosnian town of Višegrad.
Work on the town of Andrićgrad, which will be located within Višegrad, is due to start this week and to be completed by 2014, reported Serbian news agency Tanjug. Kusturica, who has won the Cannes Palme d'Or twice, told Balkan Insight that it would be "the biggest, most spectacular project of my life", with stone streets, gates and tower, encompassing a museum, library, theatre and memorial to Andrić . The project to build the 17,000-square metre town will be funded by the film director, and by the government of the Republic of Srpska.¨
Keep on reading:
Lea el artículo en español:
¨El director de cine hizo las planos de un nuevo pueblo que será construido desde los cimientos, inspirado en la novela más famosa del más célebre escritor yugoslavo, Ivo Andrić, cuando se cumplen 50 años de recibiera el Nobel de Literatura. Una historia atravesada por la guerra que destruyó ciudades enteras.
Según Balkan Insight, Kusturica está planificando usar Andrićgrad en sus próximas películas Pancho Villa y El puente sobre el Drina. El director ya ha construido una aldea, Kustendorf, sobre el valle de Mokra Gora en Serbia occidental, que tiene una cancha de básquet subterránea, una biblioteca y un cine. "Un día, cuando estaba filmando, me fijé en un rayo de sol y pensé: Allí construiré un pueblo", le contó Kusturica a The Guardian en el 2005.¨

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