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Do You Remember Dolly Bell?(Sjecas li se, Dolly Bell)

  • Dir: Emir Kusturic

  • Yugoslavia, 1981, Serbo-Croatian, 110mins, DCP

  • Cast: Slavko Stimac, Slobodan Aligrudic, Ljiljana Blagojevic

Aloof from his father’s conviction in Communist idealism, Dino prefers to fall in with a band of petty crooks and be hooked on the glamour of gangster films. Practising hypnosis that fails on rabbits, he succeeds in anesthetising himself by believing “Every day I’m getting better and better”, and finally comes into his manhood through his romantic infatuations with young prostitute Dolly Bell. A bittersweet coming-of-age tale interweaving the political uproar of 1960’s Sarajevo, Kusturica’s semi-autobiographical debut manifests a sardonic sensibility that defines his dazzling directorial style, recognised by Venice as Best First Work.

Venice Film Festival: Best First Work, FIPRESCI Prize, OCIC Award – Honorable Mention

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