Dir: Bertrand Mandico
(France 2011, 41mins)
Zigzagging between animation and live action, arthouse and porn, the startling work of Polish auteur Walerian Borowczyk (La Bete, Blanche) should really be better known. In telling his life story from A to Z, Boro in the Box takes the kind of imaginative and sensual approach that its subject deserves. (It’s also nice to see Elina Löwensohn again, a familiar face from Hal Hartley’s early movies.) To follow, Polish cinema specialist Daniel Bird will take us on his own journey through Borowczyk’s life and work, exploring his collaborations with Jan Lenica and Chris Marker and sharing footage and papers from the director’s own archive.