walerian borowczyk

Zipper Morals: Walerian Borowczyk’s ‘Immoral Tales’

Zipper Morals: Walerian Borowczyk’s ‘Immoral Tales’

Walerian Borowczyk’s Immoral Tales is either a curious failure or a problematic success, depending on where one draws the line between art and exploitation.

Something Borowczyk, Something Blue: A Cinema of Sex and Power

Something Borowczyk, Something Blue: A Cinema of Sex and Power

Walerian Borowczyk is a filmmaker of glimpses and ellipses. Long neglected and obscure, his films are now emerging on Blu-ray.
Walerian Borowczyk Explores the Obsessive Quest in ‘Story of Sin’

Walerian Borowczyk Explores the Obsessive Quest in ‘Story of Sin’

In Story of Sin, there's a realism articulated through a psychological terror, an anxiety ramped up to the wild-eyed surveying of struggle and compromise.
Parochial Hierarchy in Walerian Borowczyk’s ‘Goto, Isle of Love’

Parochial Hierarchy in Walerian Borowczyk’s ‘Goto, Isle of Love’

Shot in lustrous black and white, Borowczyk’s film straddles an impossible line between grim drama and ramshackle fantasy.
Tricks or Treats? Ten Halloween Blu-rays That May Disrupt Your Life

Tricks or Treats? Ten Halloween Blu-rays That May Disrupt Your Life

The best of this stuff'll kill you.
Love in a Gilded Cage: ‘Blanche’

Love in a Gilded Cage: ‘Blanche’

A master of visuals, Walerian Borowczyk's stunning recreation of medieval life presents a world which seems as real and defined as the space in our own living rooms.