We are thrilled to announce that LIFF27 will feature a retrospective dedicated to Polish filmmaker and animator Walerian Borowczyk (1923-2006). There will be a selection of films to highlight the talents of the visionary master of world cinema, including: Blanche (1972), in which a spare and understated filmic style elevates a medieval melodrama to an eerie and resonant cinematic experience; the absurdist animated cut-up fantasies Mr and Mrs Kabal’s Theatre (1967) and The Concert of Mr. and Mrs. Kabal (1962); a programme of nine Borowczyk shorts, including Grandma’s Encyclopaedia (1963) and The Game of Angels (1964), which present Borowczyk as one of the most influential animators of the twentieth century, inspiring filmmakers like Jan Svankmajer, David Lynch and Terry Gilliam; and Obscure Pleasures , a new documentary portrait of Borowczyk that encompasses all facets of his artistic personality, including his post-impressionist paintings, socialist realist drawings and film posters, not to mention the taboo busting films from the 1970s onwards. Full details will be in the free guide and on www.leedsfilm.com from Friday 4th October.
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