Emir Kusturica Interview: North South East West
Published: 2013 / 05 / 12
We most often change World’s Cardinal points so they would fit our needs
Where are we in the word story? Difficult question. We most often change World’s Cardinal points so they would fit our needs.We are overpowered by nobodies.The spiritual and material nobodies. Knez Mihailova Street was not built by poor, but by rich merchants, Trebinje was built as an expression of wealth, Mostar markets were not supplied by hobos.Where ever you look sooner or later those nobodies overule.
All that King Alexander built has stayed to testify that my thesis of those nobodies is true. Comrad Tito lived in The White Palace after world like those poor men out of Bunuel film “Virdijana“. He imediatly accused Karadjordjevic for stealing the gold and cutlery and other gems with them to London. The other day Tito’s safe was opened and there wer found thoe enlisted things. Who is the thief than, the rich person ot the one who moved in to his villa?Here you never can tell. The rich are always defeated by the rightous. Certain american filmsemerge in fron of my eyes with their historic themes. It is clear how Americans got rich during th Ist WW.They profitted out of selling guns and war economy as teh best bussiness , developed military industry, and then the rest of the industry.
Later on they were able to dictate and control the price of crude oil and when Jewish from Vienna created Holiwood they took over the reign over the world. Trough film, later on television they controled the dreams of the man kind accross the planet. Stones’ and Beatles’ paved and cemented the control thing. Having the commercial industry was the key to defeating Soviets.People like to have fun, and not work as it was claimed.
I am a part of the world entertainment business, I prove other things from Hollywood since I am impatient. When I earned my retirement I invested all my money in Mecavnik. I am not sorry. I returned all to music and film. Which shows where I am in the story. I cannot say where we are in the story. But there is a story that testifies of our place in the story. When I began building Mecavnik on the first house with a finished roof I wished to put an iron rooster.
Not for orientation only but also since it was a gift from a dear person. It is not bad for a man to know where are his world’s cardinal points. I never imagined that his placement on the chimney will become a psycho thriller.
Rooster stood on the two iron crossed pipes in whose ends there were spears North South East west .I was constantly travelling and never had time to place the rooster. The iron thing stood on the exit next to the great gate of Mecavnik. As I would leave it I would always look up towards the roof. As I traveled that pictured travelled with me, and as many insignificant thing it left me with the feeling of discomfort of a job not done.
When I boiled, during the summer tour on South of France I called up the genitor and announced: “ be ready tomorrow when I come back we will nail the rooster to the chimney!
-But Professor how will we do that it is Sunday tomorrow?
-Doesn’t matter I ll return the favor!
-No, no need for that, Prof I ‘ll go immediately
I stood in front of the house and Mica climbed like a magician to the chimney. He passed the rope to me and I hang the rooster, and he gently pulled it to the top of the roof. He held it carefully and I was relived.
-Finally the cardinal earth points issue was finalized. I went to cake shop across and satisfied I ordered a coffee. For that time Mica was crafting it still on the roof. In the end I went to sleep, I was exhausted from the travel.
First thing in the morning before washing my face I exited to see how rooster is turning in the wind and arrows point the cardinal point sides of the world. As I came near I saw that something was wrong. I held a compass and it clearly showed that East was on the North and South on the West?! Infuriated by this truth, I was laughing like a doctor form the Pink Panther film.I dialed Mica’s phone:
-What have you done ?
-I gave my best shot and it couldn’t be better.
-But pal you mixed the world cardinal side points
- I did what?
-You confused where arrows are supposed to be directing!
-No I didn’t Profo I swear, the basis and its four holes dictate its placement, I had no room to do otherwise.
-So did you know that East will point North?
- I did but I thought who knows maybe it is not all as they say!
-It is not bad to know where cardinal points and dirrections are , North on the North, South on the south, West on the West!