On the fifth day of Küstendorf, professor Emir Kusturica officially opened the exhibition dedicated to the work of production designer Miljen Kreka Kljaković.
Kljaković, with four decades of experience in the field, has worked on films such as Special Education, How I Was Systematically Destroyed by an Idiot, The Elusive Summer of ’68, Caught in the Throat, Taiwan Canasta, Petria’s Wreath, Saint George Slays the Dragon, Muhammad: The Messenger of God. He rose to world fame with Delicatessen, a film by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet awarded with Cesar and Felix. Kljaković worked with professor Kusturica on Time of the Gypsies, Underground and Arizona Dream.
Opening the exhibition, Kusturica referred to Kreka as a complete author, who follows not only the director’s vision, but also his own unique path. Professor Kusturica added that the visitors can see the work of a devout craftsman and an exceptional artist, whose presence made Underground what it is.
The exhibition consists of original sketches and photographs of the built sets. Among the exhibits is Kljaković’s work on the film Muhammad by Majid Majidi, the largest project of his career so far in terms of space ‒ a replica of the medieval Mecca, Byzantine monastery Bosra and several interiors, spanning 120.000 square meters.