MBC Interactive Archive Project: WR: Mysteries of the Organism


O Cinema South Beach Wed, Apr 21, 2021 7:00 PM


MBC Interactive Archive Project: 1960s
“The Eastern European New Waves”
WR: MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANISM (WR: Misterije organizma)
(Presented by the Miami Beach Film Society)


Yugoslavia was at the heart of the sexual revolution thanks to cinema “l’Enfant Terrible” Dusan Makavejev and others. Makavejev combined the vintage footage of Wilhelm Reich with a modern story of sexual experiences to form one of the most outrageous avant-garde cinematic creations that came out of 1960s-70s Eastern Europe.


Makavejev’s masterwork is a clash between documentary (a tribute to the psychology and philosophy of Wilhelm Reich) and free flying narrative (the story of girl’s sexual awakening).