Walerian Borowczyk was one of Poland most famous, and controversial, film directors. He began his career making animation before moving to France where he began creating live action films. After initially impressing critics with films including Goto, Island of Love and The Story of Sin he eventually lost favour as his work became increasing concerned with the erotic.
In this evening dedicated to the filmmaker there will be a rare screening of Boro in the Box, a beautiful, dream-like, re-imagining of the director’s life by French filmmaker Bertrand Mandico, which first screened at Cannes Film Festival in 2011. This will be accompanied by a selection of Borowczyk’s early animation films, internationally acclaimed and still influential to this day.