Friday, Nov 13, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by Richard Byrne
The Nation (28 October 2009)

“It is one of the most perplexing mysteries of world cinema. In the early 1970s Dusan Makavejev was the brightest star in the avant-garde firmament. Makavejev still surfaces occasionally for retrospective interviews and stints on the film-school and festival circuit, but he has not released a film in fifteen years. “


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