We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Click here for more information.
AcceptReject
Photo of Walerian Borowczyk
Photo of Walerian Borowczyk

Walerian Borowczyk

“Eroticism, sex, is one of the most moral parts of life. Eroticism does not kill, exterminate, encourage evil, lead to crime. On the contrary, it makes people gentler, brings joy, gives fulfillment, leads to selfless pleasure.”

Available to Watch

Show all (7)

    THE GAME OF ANGELS

    Walerian Borowczyk France, 1964

    Borowczyk is most famous for his approach of filming provocative material with “inappropriate” style. While that accusation would later be made against sex in his films, this also can be seen here in his animation of camp experience. Terry Gilliam named it one of the best animated films of all time!

    HD
    More info

    BLANCHE

    Walerian Borowczyk France, 1971

    Exquisite in both design and composition, Blanche sees Walerian Borowczyk utilize his fine arts background to draw from the symbolic effects of Medieval art. Rich in decorative and pastoral detail, the film proved a key inspiration for Terry Gilliam’s Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

    LETTER FROM PARIS

    Walerian Borowczyk France, 1976

    Given Walerian Borowczyk’s subversive credentials, it’s little surprise his Parisian rarity finds a cacophony of traffic and noise wild enough to set the local tourist board’s teeth on edge. A wickedly effective exercise in montage, Letter from Paris is an elegy for humanity’s war with the din.

    VENUS ON THE HALF-SHELL

    Walerian Borowczyk France, 1975

    An affectionate sketch of the voluptuous erotic (of course!), animist pastels by Bona de Mandiargues, wife of the surrealist writer who narrates the erotica collage A Private Collection. Bona meets Boro!

    BEHIND CONVENT WALLS

    Walerian Borowczyk Italy, 1978

    Off to Italy for Walerian Borowczyk, who takes inspiration from Stendhal for a classic setting of sexual repression, oppression, and uninhibited release: a nunnery! Co-starring Borowczyk’s wife Ligia Branice (La Jetée) and shot in glorious soft-focus glowing light by Dario Argento’s cinematographer.

Screenwriter

Show all (33)

Editor

Production Designer

Executive Producer

Sound

Composer

Cinematographer

Actor

Self