1995. Yugoslavia. Dir: Emir Kusturica. With Predrag Manojlovic. 167 min.
“Once upon a time there was a country.”
So begins Kusturica’s uproariously comic, morally complex epic that follows two crackpot comrades through the Nazi invasion of Yugoslavia, the Cold War, and into the height of the Yugoslav Wars in 1992. This lively film arguably features the best Balkan brass band soundtrack of any Yugoslavian Palme d’Or winner.
Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free