LOVE AFFAIR, OR THE CASE OF THE MISSING SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR
Director: Dušan Makavejev Run Time: 79 min. Release Year: 1967
Starring: Aleksandar Kostić, Eva Ras, Miodrag Andrić, Ružica Sokić, Slobodan Aligrudić
In outline, this is the story of the tragic romance between a young telephonist (Eva Ras) and a middle-aged rodent sanitation specialist (Slobodan Aligrudic) in Belgrade. Yet in Dusan Makavejev’s manic hands, this second feature becomes an endlessly surprising, time-shifting exploration of love and freedom. Featuring interludes of interviews with a sexologist and a criminologist, as well as some of the most elegant dramatic filmmaking of the director’s career, Love Affair, based on a true incident, further demonstrated Makavejev’s adeptness at mixing and matching genres, and his odd, sophisticated humanism.