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Films By Walerian Borowczyk

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. ... A 13th century lord leads a peaceful, isolated existence in his castle, together with his virtuous ... Read more
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 will be a consolation to those who were shocked by the bitter austerity of the first part. ... Read more
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 actors, the elegance. Nicolas du Tillet, a court dwarf, witnesses only the silent, secret drama ... Read more
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 observation towers. The tiny, population, ruled by the Govemor, works in stone quarries just outside ... Read more
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 Festival. ... Read more
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 experiences. ... Special Jury Prize and International Critics' Prize, Tours Festival. ... Read more
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
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
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 warned by the priest against impure thoughts. Soon afterwards she falls in love with a young man who is ... Read more
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
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 "Tesoro Mio", a love song played on the violin. Alas, this resurrection of the ancient sounds has also ... Read more
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