France 1978, “L’amour monstre de tous les temps” (original title), 10 min, colour, no dialogues dir Walerian Borowczyk sc Walerian Borowczyk cam Walerian Borowczyk ed Walerian Borowczyk mus Richard Wagner cast Ljuba Popović prod Anatole Dauman pc Argos Films aw Centre Georges Pompidou Art Festival 1977: Best Director Award
A hectically spliced, slice in the life of Paris based Serbian surrealist, Ljuba Popović. As with Brief von Paris, Borowczyk nimbly shoots Ljuba at work using a compact 16mm Russian Krasnogorsk camera. Edited in an almost stream of consciousness fashion to the sounds of Wagner’s Tannhäuser overture, The Greatest Love of All Times harks back to Borowczyk’s beginnings not just as a painter, but also a keen documentarian of artists (e.g. Atelier de Fernand Léger, 1954).