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RenaissanceWalerian Borowczyk – France – 1963
French – – HD – Color -10min
Featuring wrecked, handmade objects including a doll, a stuffed owl and a trumpet that gradually reconstructs before exploding again, this signature work by Borowczyk is completed by a humorous Baroque soundtrack. (DB)



Grandma’s EncyclopaediaGrandmother’s Encyclopaedia

Walerian Borowczyk – France – 1963
French – – HD – B&W -6min
Borowczyk saw the potential of animating cutouts from Victorian encyclopedias and novels. Taking the idea from Max Ernst’s “A Week of Kindness”, he gives them live with effects that are both comical and surrealist. (DB)


Joachim’s DictionaryLe dictionnaire de Joachim

Walerian Borowczyk – France – 1965
French – – HD – Color -9min
Joachim defines 26 words, each beginning with a different letter. A succession of visual definitions suggests a doomed attempt at mastering the absurdities of the world. Borowczyk at his most anarchic. (DB)



Walerian Borowczyk – France – 1966
French – – HD – B&W -15min
Borowczyk’s personal favorite. Based on a story by Guy de Maupassant, it relates the plight
of a servant girl who kills and buries her child in a garden. Touching performance by Ligia Borowczyk. (DB)



Walerian Borowczyk – France – 1967
French – – HD – Color -10min
Two bored dwarves fight over a cushion. Completely wordless with music
from an off-camera harpsichord, Gavotte is a step towards live action. Borowczyk uses formal constraints
for comic effect. (DB)



Walerian Borowczyk – France – 1967
French – – HD – B&W -8min
An old farmer and his ragged dog ride a jalopy back home. Shot hand and held in grainy B&W,
the first scenes are in stark contrast to the second part, which features a succession of scenes in startling color. (DB)


The PhonographLe phonographe

Walerian Borowczyk – France – 1969
French – – HD – B&W -6min
An old phonograph assembles itself and plays songs on wax drums before self destructing.
Through a succession of close-ups, this piece conveys a love of craftsmanship and pre-war nostalgia. (DB)


The Game of the AngelsLes Jeux des anges

Walerian Borowczyk – France – 1964
French – – HD – -13min
“News coverage in the City of Angels”, according to the artist. Based on a series of abstract,
metaphysical gouaches, it evokes the horror of both the concentration camps and the Gulag. (DB)



The ConcertKabal Programme”Théatre de Monsieur et Madame Kabal” preceded by “Le Concert”







Walerian Borowczyk – 1971 – France
Arguably Borowczyk’s most personal film, “Blanche” transposes Slowacki’s “Mazepa” from 18th centu



Obscure Pleasures

Daniel Bird – 2013 –
During a hospital stay in 2001, the Polish painter, sculptor and filmmaker Walerian Borowczyk com

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