25th November (Monday)
MROCZNE ROZKOSZE / OBSCURE PLEASURES, reż./dir.: Daniel Bird, wyst./cast: Walerian Borowczyk, Freddy Buache, Francja/France, 2013, 75’, dok./doc.
During his stay at hospital in 2001, a Polish painter, sculptor and film maker, Walerian Borowczyk, made a handwritten list of objects and animals which appeared in his films. The same way he would use encyclopedias and dictionaries in order to organize the chaos in his films, he used this list to organize his own life. Taking it as a starting point, the document Obscure Pleasures offers a portrait of Borowczyk, encompassing all aspects of his artistic individuality, including postimpressionist painting, socialist realist drawings, film posters, groundbreaking animations and revolutionary short films, not to mention his truly taboo films from the 1970s.