The famous Serbian director, Emir Kusturica, tells to SRNA that today in Milan he has renewed the contract with the Venetian theater “La Fenice-Verdiana” to set the opera “The Bridge on the Drina“on the program of this renowned theater institution, by which will be realized his old dream that Ivo Andrić’s literature be adapted into movies.

Through with realization of this project we will get one representative work that speaks of peace and solidarity and will strongly affect the basic elements of life and drama of our people,” says Kusturica in a telephone statement to SRNA from Milan.

He explains that the musical stage spectacle “The Bridge on the Drina” will be a co-production of  Andrićgrad and Venetian opera.

The President of Republic of Srpska, Milorad Dodik, and I today at a press conference in Milan, in front of about 200 journalists, have spoke about the project “The Bridge on the Drina ‘, in which realization will be involved both sides – the Italian opera Fenice and Andrićgrad,” points out Kusturica.

Premiere of the opera is planned for this year, but it is postponed for 2016 due to Kusturica’s obligations with work on the film “On the Milky Road“.