Walerian Borowczyk brings macabre wit to the BFI

The BFI pay tribute to one of Europe’s most exciting directors, Walerian Borowczyk, this May. This quirky prankster, sensualist and craftsman is yet to be fully appreciated, and now thanks to the BFI you’ll get to enjoy his work in its full glory!


“Walerian Borowczyk always displayed an audacious individuality, a macabre wit, vivid, often disconcerting, imagination and a highly decorative style.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Walerian Borowczyk – BFI Southbank – Until 31st May – special discounted tickets for our readers and staff!

Primarily known for his erotic feature films (Immoral Tales, The Beast), Borowczyk trained in painting and sculpture, a background that greatly influenced his approach to film making. Having established himself as a poster designer in Poland during the 1950s, Borowczyk emigrated to France in 1959, where he worked first as an animator and later as a live-action film maker.

Throughout his career, Borowczyk became associated with key figures in both the Polish and French avant garde, including the poster artist Jan Lenica, cine-essayist Chris Marker, and electro-acoustic composer Bernard Parmegiani, not to mention surrealists such as André Breton, André Pieyre de Mandiargues and Max Ernst.

All Alt Entertainer readers and staff can enjoy BFI Members rates to all talks and films in this season (£1.50 off all tickets). Simply quote ENTERTAINER when booking on line, in person or over the phone (020 7928 3232). Tickets from £6.  For full film listings and talks go to the BFI website.

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