Connect with us

Annual Top Films Lists

Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2016: #66. Emir Kusturica’s On the Milky Road

On the Milky Road

Director: Emir Kusturica
Writer: Emir Kusturica

We’ve pegged Serbian auteur Emir Kusturica‘s On the Milky Road as a possible release for the past three years. The two time Palme d’Or winner (Time of the Gypsies in 1998; Underground in 1995) hasn’t completed a feature since 2007’s Promise Me This. His long gestating latest is based on his short film Our Life and “unfolds as a three-part narrative recounting three periods in the life of a man (Kusturica): his time as a lucky milkman during the war, perilous escapades and blossoming romance with the woman he loves (Bellucci), and his later life as a monk, looking back over the tumultuous past – both his and his country’s.”

Cast: Emir Kusturica, Monica Bellucci

Production Co./Producers: Ag Studios’Alex Garcia, Bn Films’ Lucas Akoskin, Pinball London’s Paula Vaccaro, Rasta Intl’s Emir Kusturica.

U.S. Distributor: Rights available TBD (domestic) Wild Bunch (international)

Release Date: Kusturica aims to compete at Cannes, where he’d have a chance at winning a third Palme d’Or (although, if he isn’t offered a comp slot we see him waiting for Venice, like Roy Andersson in 2014).

Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

Click to comment

More in Annual Top Films Lists

To Top