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Drvengrad (WoodTown), also known as Küstendorf and Mećavnik is an ethno village, a cultural-tourist complex situated on top of the hill Mećavnik, at the foothills of which is the village of Mokra Gora. The creator of this unique ethnic settlement is a director Emir Kusturica, who gained the inspiration for this unusual project while filming the movie "Life is a Miracle" in Mokra Gora. The construction of Drvengrad followed the idea of a perfect life beyond everyday routine, abandoned into the magic of nature and the call of tradition, keeping, at the same time, links with the current moment. It is located between the Western Serbian mountains of Zlatibor, Tara and Šargan, near the city of Užice, two hundred kilometers southwest of Serbia's capital, Belgrade, near the city of Višegrad, best known for Yugoslav Ivo Andrić's Nobel-winning novel, The Bridge on the Drina. Drvengrad is also known as Küstendorf, as a word play on German "dorf" (village) and Kusturica's nickname, "Kusta".

Authentic Old Vlach log cabins of this region were used to build Drvengrad. Many of them, several hundreds of years old, were deserted and exposed to the ravage of time. In order to make them functional again, they were transported in frames, restored, and put upon high stone supports, with basements adapted to the inclination of the terrain.

Guests can spent a holiday in this complex, which is under the auspices of Unicef, as Kusturica is a UNICEF ambassador. The aim is to preserve the national heritage and for people to return to nature. The Architecture Foundation Philip Rotier of Brussels proclaimed Drvengrad the best architectural achievement in Europe in the first decade of this century.

Drvengrad has a library, named after Ivo Andrić; an art gallery named Macola in honor of sculptor Dragan Jovićević; a cinema named Stanley Kubrick; a main house which houses a cinema-hall in the cellar, a living room, a guest room, a closed yard, a swimming pool, a gymnasium, a sauna and private rooms for the Kusturica family; log cabins offering comfortable accommodation to the guests; a sports hall called Prokleta avlija (name of the novel written by Ivo Andrić); a national restaurant called Lotika; a candy shop called Kod Ćorkana, as well as a souvenir shop called Aska; and finally, a Church dedicated to St. Sava. The streets in the village bear the names of various individuals that Kusturica holds in high esteem or finds to be personally significant: Nikola Tesla, Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Diego Maradona, Miodrag Petrović Čkalja, Federico Fellini, Ingmar Bergman, Joe Strummer, Novak Đoković and of course, Ivo Andrić, after whom the main street is named.

Since 2008, the village hosts the annual Küstendorf Film and Music Festival, which showcases films and music from all around the world. The festival is known for not having a red carpet as well as none of the popular Hollywood festival artifacts. The idea was to come up with a non-commercial event, dedicated to the author film, and to gather distinguished world directors and students of the “seventh art”.

More information on the web page www.mecavnik.info

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