Makavejev Case, or Trial in a Movie Theater

Slucaj Makavejev ili Proces u bioskopskoj sali

60th TIFF: Greek Premiere

The Makavejev Case or Trial in a Movie Theater is a documentary film exploring the position that artists-filmmakers held in former socialist Yugoslavia. More specifically, it focuses on the political conjuncture and the prevailing ambience within the Yugoslavian society at the time, which led – of course, under the patronage of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia – to the ban of Dušan Makavejev's film WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1971). An in-depth homage to a legendary director, who refused to abide by the rules and changed once for all the course of Yugoslavian cinema.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Goran Radovanović
Script: Goran Radovanović, Boris Trbić
Cinematography: Dragan Djordjević, Aleksandar Angelovski, Miroslav Jakovljević
Editing: Maja Kokić
Sound: Ognjan Milošević, Nikola Usanović
Music: Ognjan Milošević
Actors: Milena Dravić, Svetozar Cvetković, Slobodan Miletić, Ilija Bašić, Petar Volk
Production: Nama Film, Oktobar Film
Producers: Jesenka Jasniger, Goran Radovanović, Predrag Jakovljević
Art Direction: Milorad Kalanj Kale
Format: DCP
Color: Color/B&W
Production Country: Serbia
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 74΄
Contact: Nama Film,
Awards/Distinctions: Best Film (National Program), Critics Award – FEST IFF 2019

Goran Radovanović

Goran Radovanović was born in Belgrade in 1957 and obtained his Αrt History diploma from the Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy in 1982. Between 1977 and 1980 he sojourned in Munich on a scholarship awarded by the Goethe Institute. After his return to Belgrade, he has worked as a writer and director of both feature and documentary films.


1991 Terasa (short)
1995 Columba Urbica (short)
1995 Easy by Eastwest (short)
2003 Casting (doc)
2005 Pileci izbori | Chicken Elections (doc)
2009 Hitna pomoc | The Ambulance
2012 Con Fidel, pase lo que pase | With Fidel Whatever Happens (doc)
2015 Enklava | Enclave
2018 Slucaj Makavejev ili Proces u bioskopskoj sali | The Makavejev Case or Trial in a Movie Theater (doc)