Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator / Ljubavni slučaj ili tragedija službenice P.T.T.
Dušan Makavejev, Yugoslavia, 1967.
Directed by: Dušan Makavejev
Script: Dušan Makavejev, Branko Vučićević
Production company: Avala Film
Cinematography: Aleksandar Petković
Editing: Katarina Stojanović
Running time: 79'
After numerous adventures, a young postal clerk, Isabela, starts an affair with a serious young man, sanitation inspector Ahmed. While he is away on business, the lonely woman accepts courting of her colleague…
Dušan Makavejev was born in Belgrade in 1931. He is the key figure of the cinematography of former Yugoslavia. His internationally acclaimed films were breaking – and still keep breaking – many political and sexual taboos. Besides his feature-length debut, 'Man Is Not a Bird' (1965), 'Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator' is the best known film early career. In addition to a wild narrative that follows the love affair of two marginal urban characters, Makavejev inserts into the film's dramaturgic fabric the elements from Yugoslav urban everyday life and some archive footage. Besides the above mentioned films, Makavejev has also indebted us with his ‘W.R. – Misteries of Organism’ (1971), ‘Sweet Movie’ (1974), ‘Montenegro' (1981), 'Manifesto' (1989), 'Gorilla Baths at Noon' (1993), 'A Hole in the Soul' (1994).
Location and screening schedule: ZAGREB DANCE CENTER, Thursday, October 20th at 23.00