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  • WR: Mysteries of the Organism

    Movie + 3 extras

    Directed by Dušan Makavejev • 1971 • Yugoslavia
    Starring Milena Dravić, Ivica Vidović, Jagoda Kaloper

    What does the energy harnessed through orgasm have to do with the state of communist Yugoslavia circa 1971? Only counterculture filmmaker extraordinaire Dušan Makavejev has the answers (or the q...

  • Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator

    Movie

    Directed by Dušan Makavejev • 1967 • Yugoslavia

    In outline, this is the story of the tragic romance between a young telephonist (Eva Ras) and a middle-aged rodent sanitation specialist (Slobodan Aligrudic) in Belgrade. Yet in Dusan Makavejev's manic hands, this second feature becomes an endlessl...

  • Man Is Not a Bird

    Movie

    Directed by Dušan Makavejev • 1965 • Yugoslavia

    Man Is Not a Bird is an antic, free-form portrait of the love lives of two less-than-heroic men who labor in a copper factory. For this first feature, following years of making documentaries and experimental shorts, Dusan Makavejev and his crew set...

  • Innocence Unprotected

    Movie

    Directed by Dušan Makavejev • 1968 • Yugoslavia

    This utterly unclassifiable film is one of Makavejev's most freewheeling farces, assembled from the "lost" footage of the first Serbian talkie, a silly melodrama titled Innocence Unprotected, made during the Nazi occupation; contemporary interviews...

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  • Dušan Makavejev on Danish Television

    Though it toured the European festival circuit, WR: MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANISM was particularly well-received in Scandinavia. In this interview, conducted for Danish television in 1972, filmmaker Christian Braad Thomsen questions director Dušan Makavejev about revolutionary cinema and radical libe...

  • Dušan Makavejev on WR: MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANISM

    In October 2006, film scholar Peter Cowie sat with Dušan Makavejev to talk about the people and ideas that populate WR: MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANISM. In this interview, the director also discusses the effect the film had on his life and career, and his many years in exile from his native Yugoslavia.

  • WR: Mysteries of the Organism

    Directed by Dušan Makavejev • 1971 • Yugoslavia
    Starring Milena Dravić, Ivica Vidović, Jagoda Kaloper

    What does the energy harnessed through orgasm have to do with the state of communist Yugoslavia circa 1971? Only counterculture filmmaker extraordinaire Dušan Makavejev has the answers (or the q...

  • Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator

    Directed by Dušan Makavejev • 1967 • Yugoslavia

    In outline, this is the story of the tragic romance between a young telephonist (Eva Ras) and a middle-aged rodent sanitation specialist (Slobodan Aligrudic) in Belgrade. Yet in Dusan Makavejev's manic hands, this second feature becomes an endles...

  • Man Is Not a Bird

    Directed by Dušan Makavejev • 1965 • Yugoslavia

    Man Is Not a Bird is an antic, free-form portrait of the love lives of two less-than-heroic men who labor in a copper factory. For this first feature, following years of making documentaries and experimental shorts, Dusan Makavejev and his crew s...

  • Innocence Unprotected

    Directed by Dušan Makavejev • 1968 • Yugoslavia

    This utterly unclassifiable film is one of Makavejev's most freewheeling farces, assembled from the "lost" footage of the first Serbian talkie, a silly melodrama titled Innocence Unprotected, made during the Nazi occupation; contemporary intervie...

  • The “Improved” Version

    In 1992, the UK’s Channel 4 approached Dušan Makavejev about reediting WR: MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANISM, as, due to an antipornography crusade, the channel could not air it. Rather than refusing or cutting, the director gleefully intervened in his own film, using computer graphics to challenge notio...