Eva Ras is a Yugoslavian actress, writer and painter of Hungarian-Jewish origin. Born in 1941, Eva has experienced the privilege of working with noted Serbian auteurs Dušan Makavejev and Aleksandar Petrović throughout her career. She is the former muse and widow of noted artist, Radomir Stević Ras whose paintings are displayed across Europe. Throughout her fruitful career, Eva has been critically praised for her creative achievements including her literary works .
Dušan Makavejev’s Love Affair, or The Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator takes the viewer down many different avenues, pinballing from a vérité-style romance to a crime story to documentary interviews with a criminologist and a sexologist. But our favorite detour is the tasty (and instructive) sequence, sensuously shot and edited and set to Verdi, in which Izabela (Eva Ras) makes strudel. Graphic matches between bare buttocks and eggs, images of hands delicately kneading flour, and Izabela gently blowing on sheets of paper-thin pastry dough—this is actual food porn.