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Films By Walerian Borowczyk

BLANCHE (Walerian Borowczyk, 1970)
The second live feature of noted Polish director of animated films, Walerian Borowczyk, is a bizarre and beautiful re &ndash: creation of a series of events that take place in a medieval castle. ... … Read more

Diptyque (Walerian Borowczyk, 1967)
A film in two parts, representing two views of life. The first half, in black and white, presents an unvar­nished record of an old man, almost a hundred years old. The second is in colour, and wi… Read more

Gavotte (Walerian Borowczyk, 1967)
The gavotte is by Rameau, the harpsicord is in the Court of Louis XIV, the elegant occasion is given by the Duchess of R. But this time her frequent guest pays no heed to the music, the dancers, the … Read more

GOTO, ISLAND OF LOVE (Walerian Borowczyk, 1968)
Goto, an island formed after an earthquake in the 19th century has been cut off from the mainstream of social progress and survives as a totalitarian world of concrete corridors, iron trapdoors and o… Read more

Joachim's Dictionary (Walerian Borowczyk, 1965)
Joachim's Dictionary gives us twenty-six French words from "animation" to "zoologie" against a background of the most discordant accompaniment ever devised. ... Jury Prize, Critic's Prize, Oberhausen… Read more

Les Jeux des Anges (Walerian Borowczyk, 1964)
A nightmarish journey into an undefined hell. Through its dynamic blend of formalism and suggestion, the film succeeds in giving the spectator one of the strangest and most overwhelming of aesthetic … Read more

Renaissance (Walerian Borowczyk, 1963)
A revolutionary animated film 'The principal hero is the unity of objects, or more exactly their move­ment in space and time". ... Plaque, Tours Festival. ... Read more

School (Walerian Borowczyk, 1958)
A Polish experimental fantasy about a soldier being trained in military exercises. He does not wear the uniform of any specific nation and the time of action is indefinite. ... Read more

STORY OF SIN (Walerian Borowczyk, 1975)
This ornate period melodrama, set in Poland at the turn of the century, is based on a novel by Stefan Zeromski, author of 'Ashes'. A teenage girl, strictly brought up, confesses her sins and is warne… Read more

The Concert of Mr. and Mrs. Kabal (Walerian Borowczyk, 1962)
A stylised and macabre satire of a piano recital by Mrs Kabal which is so ruined by her husbands interruptions that she exacts a fearful revenge. ... Read more

The Phonograph (Walerian Borowczyk, 1970)
This is a "poetic documentary" about the ancestor of all sound recording devices: the wax cylinder phonograph. We listen to two pieces of music in competition: "The Charge of the French Army", and "T… Read more

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