The Makavejev Case or Trial in a Movie Theater

Goran Radovanović

IndieLisboa 2020 •

Serbia, Documentary, 2019, 74′

The premiere of Makavejev’s W.R. – Misterije organizma (1971) – that we’ll be able to see in the programme “50th anniversary of the Berlinale Forum” – stirred a big debate in the Yugoslavian society of that time. The association between sex and communism was seen as offensive. Radovanović’s film portraits that debate, with access to clandestine recordings of it, and is also a story about late socialism in the country with its reduced artistic freedom.