BELGRADE – Emir Kusturica, the world famous Serbian film director and the winner of 2 Golden Palm Branches at the Cannes Film Festival, has said he plans to wrap up his career as a movie actor and will no longer participate in any films.

Kusturica stars in his new picture called “The Milky Way”, which is going to be screened in Russia for the first time.

“This movie was very hard for me. Playing a role in it was a big problem. The work of an actor and a film director are two different things. When I saw the playback I understood that it was not quite what I should have done as a film director,” Kusturica told journalists in Russian as he presented his new film in Moscow on Wednesday.

He noted that he would no longer act in movies and that being a film director suited him much better.