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E is for... Erotic
Isabel Allende famously said that “erotica is using a feather, pornography is using the whole chicken”.  For the most part, Walerian Borowczyk favoured the feather. Immoral Tales ( Contes immoraux , 1974) It’s impossible to discuss Borowczyk’s film work in ...

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In 1999, the late, great Polish poster artist Franciszek Starowieyski (1930 - 2009) recalled a poem recited by Borowczyk’s jealous peers at the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts: Following Daumier like a sheep, Wherever Daumier goes, there will be Borowczyk. Foll...

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C is for... Composer
During his career, Borowczyk displayed a remarkable capacity for combining imagery with music. In Poland, two of the films he made with Jan Lenica (1928 - 2001) used music that had emerged from the then newly established Experimental Studio of Polish Radio....

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B is for... Beast
Arguably Walerian Borowczyk’s best-known film, certainly his most immediately notorious,  The Beast  ( La bête, 1975 ) was nurtured by several creative and historical wellsprings.   French author Prosper Mérimée (1803-1870) In 1869, Prosper Mérimée’s novell...

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November Screenings
Leeds International Film Festival Festival director Chris Fell and Programme manager Alexander King have been longstanding supporters of Borowczyk. Between November 16 - 17, they will be screening Eight Shorts (1962 - 1969) , Théâtre de Monsieur & Madame Ka...

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