"migrant crisis" / European Union / George Soros / Soros Open Society / Syrian Refugees / Turkey / Yugoslavia

Serbian Filmmaker Emir Kusturica Accuses George Soros of Fomenting Migrant Crisis (Video)


Kusturica accuses Soros over migration, says EU leadership is soviet style

George Soros has helped spark Europe’s migration crisis through his vocal support for freedom of movement, Serbian film maker Emir Kusturica has claimed.

The director spoke to euronews in Brussels where he attended the opening event of the Balkan Trafik festival.

His words echo those of Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban who last year accused Soros of trying to undermine European nations by encouraging immigration.

He also said that the European Union is governed in a soviet style by unelected officials and represents the interests of multinational companies.

The collapse of the Soviet Union prompted a decline in democratic principles around the world, Kusturica added.

Therefore he sees Serbia’s possible membership with reservations.

Socialism would be a way out of today’s corporate governance – Kusturica stated.

The movie maker also explained what he thinks is behind the latest terrorist attacks in Europe.


A Serbian film director. Born in 1954 in Sarajevo. Graduated in film directing at the prestigious Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague in 1978. During his studies, he was awarded several times for his short movies including Guernica (1978), which took first prize at the Student’s Film Festival in Karlovy Vary. After graduation, he directed several TV movies in his hometown, Sarajevo. In collaboration with the screenwriter Abdulah Sidran in 1981, he made the successful feature debut Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (1981) which won the Silver Lion for best first feature at the Venice Film Festival. Their subsequent work, human political drama When Father Was Away on Business (1985) unanimously won top prize at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival as well as FIPRESCI prize and was nominated for the Best Foreign Language film Oscar. In 1989 he won the Best Director award at Cannes for Dom za vesanje (1988), a film about the life of a gypsy family in Yugoslavia scripted by Gordan Mihic. His first English language movie, Arizona Dream (1992) starring Johnny Depp, Jerry Lewis and Faye Dunaway and scripted by his USA student, David Atkins was awarded the Silver Bear at the 1993 Berlin Film Festival. Underground (1995), a bitter surrealistic comedy about the Balkans, scripted by Dusan Kovacevic, won him a second Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1995.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Aleksandar Novakovic (aleksandar@list.ru)