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Retrospekt Makavejev

In commemoration of the hundred years of his birth, we take a look at the themes of interest of the Serbian director through his first three films. Dušan Makavejev was the greatest exponent of the Black Wave', a cinematographic current of Yugoslav cinema in the sixties that influenced different contemporary filmmakers, such as Emir Kusturica, Radu Jude, among others.

The cinema of Dušan Makavejev (Serbia, 1932) combined irreverence, rebellion and at times radicalism when it came to addressing issues related to politics, society, sexuality, etc., through sarcasm, satire, humor acid (at times corrosive). He was an artist dissatisfied with what was happening in his environment and beyond it; therefore, he did not adhere to the conventions or pre-established rules.  Makavejev was part of what was known as the Black Wave, which was a film trend that appeared in the former Yugoslavia and was characterized for a renewal of film language, for a profound criticism of social and aesthetic conventions, as well as for a pessimism combined with an implacable lucidity; this with the aim of showing the less  luminous, therefore darker side of the human condition.

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MAN IS NOT A BIRD

Addr:  Dusan Makavejev
1965 | Yugoslavia

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THE TRAGEDY OF A TELEPHONE EMPLOYEE

Addr:  Dusan Makavejev
1967 | Yugoslavia

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UNPROTECTED INNOCENCE

Addr:  Dusan Makavejev
1968 | Yugoslavia

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