Love Express. The Disappearance of Walerian Borowczyk
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Love Express. Przypadek Waleriana Borowczyka reż|dir Kuba Mikurda| PL, EE | 2017 | 76 min prod|pro Danuta Krasnohorska, Katarzyna Siniarska scen|wr Kuba Mikurda, Marcin Kubawski zdj|ph Piotr Stasik, Radosław Ładczuk muz|mus Stefan Wesołowski mon|ed Marek Kralovsky, Jan Młynarski, Michał Poddębniak ob|cast Noël Véry, Terry Gilliam, Neil Jordan, Andrzej Wajda, Patrice Leconte dys|dis New Europe Film Sales
A documentary celebrating the work of Walerian Borowczyk, a director of unparalleled sensitivity, revered in the 1970s, who was later labeled as a maker of erotic movies. “Love Express” features interviews with his closest collaborators, filmmakers and leading intellectuals who put his work into perspective, including Terry Gilliam, Bertrand Bonello, Neil Jordan, Andrzej Wajda, Patrice Leconte and Slavoj Zizek. It offers a rare insight into Walerian Borowczyk's work and poses questions about artistic freedom.
Kuba Mikurda (1981) is a film lecturer and filmmaker based in Warsaw, Poland. He started as a film critic, journalist and publisher, then worked as TV director and film news presenter for Canal+ Poland. He also co-edited books on Terry Gilliam, Brothers Quay, Guy Maddin, Tsai Ming-liang and, last but not least, Walerian Borowczyk. Mikurda has studied psychology and philosophy under philosopher & psychoanalyst Slavoj Žižek. He currently works as an Assistant Professor at Film School in Łódz. Mikurda is fascinated by the idea of mixing film practice & research – he has explored various forms of visual film analysis, including graphic novel, found footage film, installation and performance (creative duo with visual artist Jakub Woynarowski).
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