The Makavejev Case or Trial in the movie theater by Goran Radovanović at the Thessaloniki IFF

04. November 2019.

As part of the special program of the 60th Thessaloniki International Film Festival dedicated to the famous Yugoslav and Serbian film maker Dušan Makavejev, who passed away in January 2019, a feature-length documentary The Makavejev Case or Trial in the Movie Theater by Goran Radovanović will be screened.

The film screenplay is Goran Radovanović (who is also the director) and Boris Trbić. The camera work was by Dragan ĐorđevićAleksandar AngelovskiMiroslav Jakovljević and Radoslav Vladić, and editing by Maja Kokić. The music was composed by Ognjan Milošević. The film was produced by  Nama film and Oktobar film, and supported by Film Center Serbia. The exeutive producer is  Predrag Jakovljević, and the film was produced by Jesenka Jasniger.

A public debate regarding Makavejev’s film  was organized in 1971 in the hall of the Novi Sad cinema “Arena”, and after the great success of WR: Mysteries of the Organism at the Cannes Festival. Makavejev’s film provoked violent and conflicting reactions in Communist party circles and was not released for distribution in Yugoslav cinemas. The author continued to live and work in the country for a while, but he left shortly thereafter and settled down permanently abroad. WR: Mysteries of the Organism is one of the globally most famous Serbian and Yugoslav films today.

Dušan Makavejev and Goran Radovanović

More about the hommage program can be found here: