Do You Remember Dolly Bell?
Emir Kusturica, 105 min, Narrative, in Bosnian with English subtitles, 1981
Sarajevo, 1960s: A People’s House decides to form a music band to keep the youngsters off the streets. One of its members is Dino, an introverted boy with a passion for hypnosis. When Dino is not spending his time in the attic practicing hypnosis, he hangs out with his group of friends listening to music and watching movies coming from the "outside world". His life changes when he meets Dolly Bell, a stripper, and falls secretly in love with her.
This the debut feature for the Bosnian director Kusturica who afterwards became one of the most award-winning and acclaimed directors. The movie has won the Critic Award at of Sao Paulo International Film Festival in 1982,
Golden Lion for Best First Work and FIPRESCI Prize at Venice Film Festival.