I was wondering when someone would say that. Most of my Serbian friends don’t like (or even dislike) Kusturica, “the Gypsy director” (and respectively aren’t great fans of Goran Bregovic either), while many of my non-Serbian and especially non-Balkan friends rather do like him (them). Usually if they’re from countries with next to no Gypsies…

As for a Bulgarian director, I’m not an art critic, so I’d go local-patriotic and propose a director from my village who made a movie about my village (and his childhood) – Rangel Valchanov’s “Лачените обувки на незнайния воин” (“The unknown soldier’s patent leather shoes”).