LOVE EXPRESS. THE DISAPPEARANCE OF WALERIAN BOROWCZYK
Love Express. Przypadek Waleriana Borowczyka
Directed by Kuba Mikurda
Poland, Estonia | 72 min | 2018 | documentary on cinema | English, Polish, French, Italian
A documentary celebrating the work of Walerian Borowczyk, a director of unparalleled sensitivity, revered in the 1970s, who was later labelled as a maker of erotic movies.
Love Express. The Disappearance of Walerian Borowczyk 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 & Slavoj Žižek. It offers a rare insight into Walerian Borowczyk’s work and poses questions about artistic freedom. This unique artistic chronicle sheds light on his professional philosophy and artistic achievements and investigates how does one get from creating cutting-edge work and competing in Cannes to being labelled an erotic filmmaker?
Featuring: Noel Very, Andrzej Wajda, Terry Gilliam, Neil Jordan, Patrice Leconte, Cherry Potter, Mark Cousins, Bertrand Mandico, Bertrand Bonello, Slavoj Zizek, Lisbeth Hummel & Thierry Bazin
Director: Kuba Mikurda
Script: Kuba Mikurda, Marcin Kubawski
Cinematogrpahy: Piotr Stasik, Radosław Ładczuk
Editing: Marek Kralovsky, Jan Młynarski, Michał Poddębniak
Music: Stefan Wesołowski
Producers: Katarzyna Siniarska, Danuta Krasnohorska (CoLab Pictures)
Co-production companies: HBO Europe, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Maagiline Masin, Otter Films
Co-funded by the Polish Film Institute and the Estonian Film Institute (Eesti Filmi Instituut).
Festivals & Awards
Millennium Docs Against Gravity – in competition