This program features many of the key works of this stage of Borowczyk’s career including his exquisite collaborations with Jan Lenica (Once There Was, Dom) and Chris Marker (Les astronautes).
The program also includes several of the director’s most influential works including Angels’ Games; a film Terry Gilliam called one of the greatest animations ever made.
Once There Was (9 mins, Poland, 1957)
Dom (11 mins, Poland, 1959)
Les Astronauts (12 mins, France, 1959)
Renaissance (9 mins, France, 1964)
Rosalie (15 mins, France, 1966)
Angels’ Games (12 mins, France, 1965)
Joachim’s Dictionary (12 mins, France, 1965)
Diptych (12 mins, France, 1967)
The Phonograph (6 mins, France, 1969)
Presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI
Cabinet of Curiosities: The Short Works of Walerian Borowcyk
Before moving into feature filmmaking in the late 1960s, Borowczyk built a formidable reputation as a maker of short, disturbing, often-surreal animations and live-action works in Poland and France that demonstrated an extraordinary range of styles and preoccupations.