NEOPLANTA film: Screenings of films from the period 1966 - 1971, WR Mysteries of the organism

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Center for New invites you to the fourth screening of films from the beginning of NEOPLANTA FILM production:


Youth Center CK13, Vojvode Bojovića 13, Novi Sad


Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at 7 p.m.

W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism (1971), Dušan Makavejev

Introductory word: Stevan Vukovic, editor of the film program SKC Belgrade, will speak: About the waves of film bans from 1950 to 1971 (three waves of bans in three systems - administrative socialism, socialism inspired by self-government, and socialism that has been re-Stalinized); On the burning of Reich's books in Berlin in 1933 and New York in 1956, Maccabee's fascination with his theory, and the fate of a film that received similar social treatment as Reich's books; About the way in which the "Reichian theses" were incorporated into the film narrative, the complex structure of the materials through which it was performed, and the demanding montage that was worked on for a full eight months; About the position of WR within the author's opus, and within the production that Neoplanta supported at the time.

As a continuity in the research of local cultural history and cultural policies (exhibition Permanent class of art and debate Omitted history, which were realized in MSUV in 2005, debate Omitted history, The case of production house NEOPLANTA FILM, Novi Sad realized in March 2011), but also as a contribution to the celebration of the Year of Film initiated by the Ministry of Culture of Serbia, together with TERRA film and the protagonists of that time, initiates a series of talks and screenings of films with the idea to analyze the first five years of NEOPLANTA FILM, with undisguised desire to initiate processes of re-examining the role of these cultural practices in today's contemporary cultural production.

WR Mysteries of the Organism (1971) 84 minutes directed by: Dušan Makavejev screenplay: Dušan Makavejev roles: Milena Dravić, Ivica Vidović, Jagoda Kaloper production: Neoplanta film, Novi Sad The film is a multi-layered story composed of documentary film material, pieces of old feature films and feature films. works in the interpretation of domestic actors. At the heart of the story is Reich's theory of life energy, that is, the liberation of man through the sexual revolution. According to his own account, the author first encountered Reich's teachings as a student of psychology, in the early fifties, when he found the study Dialectical Materialism and Psychoanalysis in the National Library. In SFRY, WR Mysteries of the Organism did not receive approval for public screening, and in 1971 the director of Neoplant Film, Svetozar Udovicki, was removed. The film was taken out of the "bunker" in 1986 and never reached domestic cinemas.

The cycle of film screenings during June is a selection of short, animated, and feature films of NEOPLANTA FILM from 1966 to 1971, which will represent all types of work within Neoplanta - from the approach to the topic, which varied from illustrative, to lyrical - visionary, all the way to the problem, as well as all genres, from animation, through classic documentary film, to fiction and feature film. The aim of this selection is to show the most exemplary examples from large-scale production, examples that were simultaneously awarded by the decisions of international juries, and withdrawn from distribution by the decisions of local self-government bodies if a foreign partner would not rebel. Screenings with expert introductions and conversations with authors, contemporary authors, and film experts in the field of film for certain topics covered there, aims to lead the audience to a critical reception of heritage that is constantly erased by administrative decisions, changes in cultural paradigms and ways of acting in culture. and the inertia of cultural actors.

A selection of Neoplanta film's short, animated and feature films will be screened in four terms in June 2011 at the CK13 club in Novi Sad.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at 7 p.m.

Black Film (1971), Želimir Žilnik, 15 minutes

Early Works (1969), Želimir Žilnik, 87 minutes


Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at 7 p.m.

Healthy People For Fun (1971), Karpo Godina, 10 minutes

I Miss Sonia Henie (1972), Karpo Godina, 16 minutes

The Fountain Of Youth (1969), Borislav Šajtinac, 10 minutes


Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at 7 p.m.

W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism (1971), Dušan Makavejev, 84 minutes


The program was edited by the Center for New, in cooperation with UFTRV - Association of Film and Television Workers of Vojvodina, filmmakers, and NDNV - Independent Association of Journalists of Vojvodina