W.R. – Mysteries of the Organism

Dušan Makavejev

IndieLisboa 2020 •

Fiction, 1971, 84′

Makavejev’s masterpiece was banned in Yugoslavian for 16 years. In part because it explores the connection between sexual repression/liberation and the political social systems. The film depicts the affair between a Jugoslav Marxist woman and a soviet skater, while paying tribute to the work of Wilhelm Reich, the Austrian-American famous psychoanalyst. The film’s frenetic montage and its different elements compose a kind of cinematic orgasm in itself.

This film is not in English and does not have subtitles in English.