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W.R. – Misterije Organizma

W.R. – Mysteries of the Organism
Filmstill from W.R. – MISTERIJE ORGANIZMA. Eine Frau liest eine Zeitung.

Fri 22.09.

  • Director

    Dušan Makavejev

  • Yugoslavia, West Germany / 1971
    84 min. / 35 mm / Original version with English subtitles

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender

Turning Times: Four (or even more) films in one: a documentary look at the USA, an educational film about Wilhelm Reich, a feature about a Yugoslavia Marxist who calls for free love in the spirit of Communism and an essay about precisely that: the relationship between political and sexual liberation. “The surreal WR - MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANISM was banned for 16 years in Yugoslavia for its deliberately open-minded style that is an excessive blend of forms, including documentary and fiction as well as avantgarde and essayistic elements, blended into an artistic statement opposing anything that might be oppressive and diving into investigating the connections between communism and sexuality. For me, an astonishingly queer film in its own right.” (Clarissa Thieme) W.R. – MISTERIJE ORGANIZMA was not allowed to be screened in Yugoslavia for 16 years after its initial release.

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media