Punto de Vista 2022 Winners
|PROGRAM 3. PLAYGROUND|
Direction: Dušan Makavejev
Music: Bojana Marijan
Cast: Milena Dravic, Ivica Vidovic, Jagoda Kaloper, Tuli Kupferberg
Cinematographer: Aleksandar Petkovic, Predrag Popovic
35 mm. Color and B&W
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s Makavejev domain! A comedy of sexual manners – and a window into the true land of the free where Wilhelm Reich’s 1933 Mass psychology of Fascism (a book burned by US authorities in the late 1950s) meets images of shock therapy meets a plaster cast of an erect penis meets … Makavejev, surprised by the “immense hatred” that WR provoked in East and West alike, saw his film as “a cinematic test for a totalitarian consciousness”.
"Hilarious, highly erotic political comedy from Yugoslavia advances sex as an ideological imperative for liberation; an outrageous, exuberant work of a new breed of international revolutionists, spawned by anarchist-communist ideas, anti-Stalinism, Consciousness III in America, and Wilhelm Reich's sexual and political radicalism." — Amos Vogel in Film as a Subversive Art.
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