Life is a Miracle

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Shown: January 19, 2013 at 6pm

Director : Emir Kusturica

Country : Serbia

Release Date : 2004

Duration : 149 mins

Language : Serbo-Croatian

Subtitles : Yes

A riotous comedy romance from Serbian maverick Emir Kusturica (Black Cat, White Cat).  When the Bosnian War breaks out, mild-mannered Serbian station-master Luka gets caught up in smuggling, his wife runs off with a musician and his son is captured and falls in love with a Muslim.  With marauding bears, flying beds and the world’s strangest football match, it’s a life-affirming satire of Balkan mayhem, bursting with invention, music and anarchic energy.

“A celluloid carnival that’s full to the brim with merriment, magic and mischievous animals.”  (The Times)