Love Express: The Disappearance Of Walerian Borowczyk - Documentary

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How does a filmmaker go from creating cutting-edge work and competing in Cannes to being labelled a failed erotic filmmaker? The debut documentary feature from Polish critic and academic Kuba Mikurda, Love Express: The Disappearance Of Walerian Borowczyk investigates the work of Walerian Borowczyk, a director of unparalleled creativity & sensitivity, revered in the 1970s for creations including Goto, Island of Love, The Beast, & Immoral Tales. The film interviews his closest collaborators, filmmakers, and leading intellectuals who put his work into perspective, including Bertrand Bonello, Neil Jordan, Patrice Leconte, Slavoj Žižek, Terry Gilliam and the late Andrzej Wajda.

Directed by Kuba Mikurda
Release Date - In virtual cinemas August 21st, blu-ray forthcoming from Altered Innocence


Anatomy of the Devil by Walerian Borowczyk is being published by Rotland Books

The Paris-based, Polish-born polymath Walerian Borowczyk (1923 – 2006) was an animator, writer and director of cinema, set designer, graphic designer, painter, lithographer, sculptor, and author. Above all, Borowczyk was a provocateur, expanding formal boundaries and challenging expectations. In this collection of his short fiction, Borowczyk's preoccupations with historical narrative, the resonance of inanimate objects, paroxysmal collisions between the beautiful and the cruel, all filigreed with cosmic absurdity, are set down in compact, elegant tales, translated here from the original French text. Throughout, as in all of his work, Borowczyk constructs a viewing apparatus to frame textured investigations into the flickering, animating forces of creation and annihilation.

Originally published in France in 1992 as L'anatomie du diable, this printing presents an English language translation of the complete text by Borowczyk's assistant Michael Levy + a selection of 35 color illustrations that had been created for a 1992 private edition of L'anatomie du diable using a process Borowczyk called pulverographie or dustography (which involved the manipulation of images using color photocopying) + a comprehensive interview with Michael Levy concerning his working relationship with Borowczyk + covers designed by animators/filmmakers the Brothers Quay, whose work has been influenced by the early films of Borowczyk.