FILMS ON TODAY

24

April

PAPUSZA (Q&A GALA SCREENING)

- 7:00pm -

OPENING NIGHT GALA
24th April, 7pm
Riverside Studios, London
Tickets: £9.50 (£8.50 concs.)

A true story of Papusza – the first Roma woman who, encouraged by the Polish poet Jerzy Ficowski, put her poems into writing and eventually had them translated and published. Papusza’s story confronts the traditional female image in the Gypsy community. … Read More »

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24

April

HENRYK TOMASZEWSKI POSTER EXHIBITION

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To mark the centenary of the birth of Henryk Tomaszewski, graphic artist, designer, cartoonist and one of the most important figures of Polish graphic art after the Second World War, The Zachêta – National Gallery of Art has prepared for us a selection of unusually expressive posters. Tomaszewski is known … Read More »

polishfestival2014

25

April

TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT

- 6:00pm -

25 April, 6pm
Riverside Studios, London
Tickets: £9.50 (£8.50 concs.)
In a police department where alcohol, drugs, sex and bribery are the norm, one policeman doesn’t know where to turn when he is falsely accused of murdering a fellow officer. As the action gets really frantic and the conspiracy deepens, somebody will have to … Read More »

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25

April

SOPHIE SEEKS 7 (Q&A)

- 8:15pm -

25 April, 8:15pm
Riverside Studios, London
Tickets: £9.50 (£8.50 concs.)
After splitting up with her cheating boyfriend, Zosia has to start over as a single woman. Her situation is complicated by an old bet with her friend Anna over who is going to get married first. Zosia decides to find the men who … Read More »

sophieseeks71

25

April

HENRYK TOMASZEWSKI POSTER EXHIBITION

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To mark the centenary of the birth of Henryk Tomaszewski, graphic artist, designer, cartoonist and one of the most important figures of Polish graphic art after the Second World War, The Zachêta – National Gallery of Art has prepared for us a selection of unusually expressive posters. Tomaszewski is known … Read More »

polishfestival2014

26

April

LIFE FEELS GOOD (Q&A)

- 8:00pm -

26 April, 8pm
Riverside Studios
Tickets: £9.50 (£8.50 concs.) 
Mateusz is an intelligent, romantic young man tragically trapped inside his own body, suffering from severe cerebral palsy that makes speech and controlled movement nearly impossible. Born into a loving family, Mateusz’s protected world is shattered when circumstances place him in an institution where … Read More »

lifefeelsgood1

26

April

THE GIRL FROM THE WARDROBE (DOUBLE BILL)

- 4:00pm -

26 April, 4pm
Riverside Studios, London
Tickets: £10.50 (£9.50 concs.) for double bill
A tale of the remarkable friendship between three loners: the incorrigible internet flirt Jack, his brother Tom, suffering from Savant Syndrome, and distrustful Magda. When Jack, called to a business meeting, asks his alienated neighbour Magda to look after his … Read More »

thegirlfromthewardrobe1

26

April

LOVING (DOUBLE BILL)

- 5:50pm -

26 April, 5:50pm
Riverside Studios, London
Tickets: £10.50 (£9.50 concs.) for double bill
Maria and Tomek are a happily married couple with successful jobs, a new house and a baby on the way. It seems they have it all, but a dramatic incident becomes the catalyst for the slow, yet unrelenting and painful … Read More »

loving1

26

April

HENRYK TOMASZEWSKI POSTER EXHIBITION

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To mark the centenary of the birth of Henryk Tomaszewski, graphic artist, designer, cartoonist and one of the most important figures of Polish graphic art after the Second World War, The Zachêta – National Gallery of Art has prepared for us a selection of unusually expressive posters. Tomaszewski is known … Read More »

polishfestival2014

27

April

TICKET TO THE MOON (Q&A)

- 7:55pm -

27 April, 7:55pm
Riverside Studios, London
Tickets: £9.50 (£8.50 concs.)
1969, Adam is drafted into the Polish army and sent to serve in the submarine section of the Navy. Together with his older brother, Antoni, Adam sets off on the journey across Poland. Antoni wants to prepare his brother for life in the army … Read More »

tickettothemoon1

27

April

LASTING (DOUBLE BILL)

- 3:50pm -

27 April, 3:50pm
Riverside Studios, London
Tickets: £10.50 (£9.50 concs.) for double bill
Lasting is an emotional love story about Michał and Karina, a pair of Polish students who meet and fall in love with each other while working summer jobs in Spain. An unexpected nightmare brutally breaks into their carefree time in the heavenly landscape and throws … Read More »

lasting1

27

April

AMBASSADA (DOUBLE BILL)

- 5:50pm -

27 April, 5:50pm
Riverside Studios, London
Tickets: £10.50 (£9.50 concs.) for double bill
A young couple live in a Warsaw tenement which housed the German Embassy before World War II. The building is equipped with an elevator with unusual properties: depending on which floor a passenger gets off, they enter either August 2012 or … Read More »

ambassada1

27

April

HENRYK TOMASZEWSKI POSTER EXHIBITION

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To mark the centenary of the birth of Henryk Tomaszewski, graphic artist, designer, cartoonist and one of the most important figures of Polish graphic art after the Second World War, The Zachêta – National Gallery of Art has prepared for us a selection of unusually expressive posters. Tomaszewski is known … Read More »

polishfestival2014

28

April

FATHER AND SON: A JOURNEY (Q&A)

- 6:00pm -

They share a name, a profession which is their passion and a strong and complicated bond, full of resentments and implicit meanings. Two acclaimed documentarians, Marcel and Paweł Łoziński, go on a car journey across Europe. In the version of the film edited by the father, Marcel Łoziński recollects about … Read More »

lozinski

28

April

HENRYK TOMASZEWSKI POSTER EXHIBITION

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To mark the centenary of the birth of Henryk Tomaszewski, graphic artist, designer, cartoonist and one of the most important figures of Polish graphic art after the Second World War, The Zachêta – National Gallery of Art has prepared for us a selection of unusually expressive posters. Tomaszewski is known … Read More »

polishfestival2014

28

April

WAŁĘSA, MAN OF HOPE (+ DISCUSSION) SOLD OUT

- 6:00pm -

Monday 28 April, 6pm (welcoming drinks from 5pm)
EBRD, One Exchange Square, London
FREE but registration essential until 23rd April 2014 [Please note this event has now been fully booked]

This special event organized in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland features … Read More »

walesa

29

April

HENRYK TOMASZEWSKI POSTER EXHIBITION

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To mark the centenary of the birth of Henryk Tomaszewski, graphic artist, designer, cartoonist and one of the most important figures of Polish graphic art after the Second World War, The Zachêta – National Gallery of Art has prepared for us a selection of unusually expressive posters. Tomaszewski is known … Read More »

polishfestival2014

29

April

ALLAN STARSKI BAFTA MASTERCLASS

- 6:10pm -

29 April, 6:10pm
BFI Southbank, London
Tickets: £6
The Academy Award-winning Production Designer – who has worked with Steven Spielberg, Roman Polanski and Andrzej Wajda – joins us to discuss his remarkable feature film work.
Allan Starski is a Polish Academy Award-winning Production Designer and Set Decorator with a career marked by collaborations with … Read More »

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30

April

HENRYK TOMASZEWSKI POSTER EXHIBITION

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To mark the centenary of the birth of Henryk Tomaszewski, graphic artist, designer, cartoonist and one of the most important figures of Polish graphic art after the Second World War, The Zachêta – National Gallery of Art has prepared for us a selection of unusually expressive posters. Tomaszewski is known … Read More »

polishfestival2014

01

May

GOTO, ISLAND OF LOVE (BOROWCZYK RESTROSPECTIVE)

- 6:20pm // 8:40pm -

A petty thief works his way up the absurd hierarchy of Goto, an archipelago cut off from civilization by a tumultuous earthquake. His dream is to possess Glossia, a stifled beauty trapped in a loveless marriage to a melancholic dictator. Originally banned in Communist Poland and Franco’s Spain, Goto, Island … Read More »

goto

01

May

HENRYK TOMASZEWSKI POSTER EXHIBITION

- -

To mark the centenary of the birth of Henryk Tomaszewski, graphic artist, designer, cartoonist and one of the most important figures of Polish graphic art after the Second World War, The Zachêta – National Gallery of Art has prepared for us a selection of unusually expressive posters. Tomaszewski is known … Read More »

polishfestival2014

02

May

HENRYK TOMASZEWSKI POSTER EXHIBITION

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To mark the centenary of the birth of Henryk Tomaszewski, graphic artist, designer, cartoonist and one of the most important figures of Polish graphic art after the Second World War, The Zachêta – National Gallery of Art has prepared for us a selection of unusually expressive posters. Tomaszewski is known … Read More »

polishfestival2014

03

May

THE MARGIN (BOROWCZYK RETROSPECTIVE)

- 9:00pm // 6:10pm -

An uptight salesman loses himself in the arms of an ethereal prostitute in a headlong rush towards the end of the night… Featuring the best performance of Sylvia Kristel (the Emmanuelle girl) as well as a stoic turn by Warhol favourite Joe Dallesandro, Borowczyk’s most atypical film rivals Taxi Driver … Read More »

the margin

03

May

HENRYK TOMASZEWSKI POSTER EXHIBITION

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To mark the centenary of the birth of Henryk Tomaszewski, graphic artist, designer, cartoonist and one of the most important figures of Polish graphic art after the Second World War, The Zachêta – National Gallery of Art has prepared for us a selection of unusually expressive posters. Tomaszewski is known … Read More »

polishfestival2014

07

May

THE BEAST (BOROWCZYK RETROSPECTIVE)

- 8:45pm // 8:40pm -

Bestial dreams interrupt the venal plans of a French aristocrat attempting to save a crumbling mansion by marrying off his deformed son to a horny American heiress. Drawing on the legends surrounding the beast of Gévaudan, Prosper Mérimée’s novella Lokis and Freud’s Wolf Man, The Beast is an erotic black … Read More »

bete

07

May

LONDON FILM ACADEMY WORKSHOPS FOR PRODUCERS

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An intensive three days lab-based programme aimed at producers with proven experience who wish to move from shorts to features or who have made their first low-budget features. Ten selected producers will have the opportunity to polish their skills in pitching, marketing, distribution, film financing and story development during practical … Read More »

melaphoto.net_MG_8815

08

May

LONDON FILM ACADEMY WORKSHOPS FOR PRODUCERS

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An intensive three days lab-based programme aimed at producers with proven experience who wish to move from shorts to features or who have made their first low-budget features. Ten selected producers will have the opportunity to polish their skills in pitching, marketing, distribution, film financing and story development during practical … Read More »

melaphoto.net_MG_8815

09

May

LONDON FILM ACADEMY WORKSHOPS FOR PRODUCERS

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An intensive three days lab-based programme aimed at producers with proven experience who wish to move from shorts to features or who have made their first low-budget features. Ten selected producers will have the opportunity to polish their skills in pitching, marketing, distribution, film financing and story development during practical … Read More »

melaphoto.net_MG_8815

10

May

TRZASKA MOVING MOVIES – CONCERT

- 8:00pm -

Acclaimed composer, saxophonist and clarinetist, Mikołaj Trzaska appears at Cafe OTO on 10th May for Trzaska Moving Movies, leading an international trio with Mark Sanders (drums) and Ollie Brice (double bass) playing songs from the soundtracks to the outstanding films of Wojciech Smarzowski including Rose, The Dark House, and Traffic … Read More »

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11

May

MAN OF MARBLE

- 3:00pm -

11 May, 3pm
Barbican Centre, Cinema 3
Tickets: Standard: £11.50; Members: £9.20; Concessions: £10.50; Under 18: £6
Often described as ‘the Polish Citizen Kane‘, Wajda’s Man of Marble tells the story of a determined filmmaker, Agnieszka, who sets out to make a documentary about ‘Worker’s Hero’ Mateusz Birkut. Birkut’s rise and subsequent fall … Read More »

man of marble

11

May

THE STORY OF SIN (BOROWCZYK RETROSPECTIVE)

- 6:00pm // 8:20pm -

Based on the novel by Stefan Żeromski, A Story of Sin is Borowczyk’s singular Polish feature film. Grażyna Długołęcka plays Ewa Pobratyńska, the doomed heroine whose passion for a married anthropology student takes her on a perilous journey across early twentieth century Europe. Casting a critical eye on the hypocrisy … Read More »

stortyofsin

11

May

TOMASZ OPASIŃSKI MASTERCLASS

- 3:30pm // 5:00pm -

11th and 13th May
BFI Southbank, London
Tickets will be available soon
 
This masterclass (comprising two sessions) gives young graphic designers and illustrators the opportunity to learn from highly successful (LAbased, Polish-born) designer Tomasz Opasiński. Coinciding with KINOTEKA and Cinema of Desire: The Films of Walerian Borowczyk, the sessions will focus on developing … Read More »

opasinski

12

May

SEX IN THE POLISH SOCIALIST REUBLIC (ANIMATIONS SCREENING)

- 6:30pm -

12 May, 6:30pm
Barbican Centre, Cinema 3, London
Tickets: Standard: £11.50; Members: £9.20; Concessions: £10.50; Under 18: £6
A showcase of Polish animated films dealing with the subject of sex and intimacy, which, although hidden under the surface of largely constrained social life under the communist regime in Poland, not only flourished, but … Read More »

animationHunt1

13

May

TOMASZ OPASIŃSKI MASTERCLASS

- 3:30pm // 5:00pm -

11th and 13th May
BFI Southbank, London
Tickets will be available soon
 
This masterclass (comprising two sessions) gives young graphic designers and illustrators the opportunity to learn from highly successful (LAbased, Polish-born) designer Tomasz Opasiński. Coinciding with KINOTEKA and Cinema of Desire: The Films of Walerian Borowczyk, the sessions will focus on developing … Read More »

opasinski

13

May

BLANCHE (BOROWCZYK RETROSPECTIVE)

- 6:30pm // 8:30pm -

Ligia Branice gives a heart-rending performance as Blanche, the young, beautiful wife to an aging, senile baron, played by the legendary Swiss actor Michel Simon. When an amorous king pays a visit, not only does he fall under Blanche’s spell, but so does his page, the infamous philander Monsieur Bartolomeo… … Read More »

blanche

14

May

IMMORAL TALES (BOROWCZYK RETROSPECTIVE)

- 8:45pm // 8:40 pm // 6:30 pm -

Four episodes, each rolling back further into the
annals of history, bound only by a maxim by La
Rochefoucauld: ‘Love pleases more by the ways
in which it shows itself’. A veritable cavalcade of
depravity, Immoral Tales features cosmic fellatio,
transcendental masturbation, blood-drenched
lesbianism and papal incest. A box office smash in
France, the film spent much … Read More »

immoral tales

16

May

THE THEATRE OF MR AND MRS KABAL (BOROWCZYK RETROSPECTIVE)

- 8:45pm // 6:15pm -

Bizarre, grotesque and yet strangely moving, Borowczyk’s existential soap opera eschews dialogue (for the most part) and conventional narrative to evoke the highs and lows of married life. Set in a barren wasteland thinly populated by exotic flora and fauna, Borowczyk’s only animated feature (rendered in sparse, coarse and, for … Read More »

kabal

17

May

TICKET TO THE MOON (Q&A)

- 7:55pm -

27 April, 7:55pm
Riverside Studios, London
Tickets: £9.50 (£8.50 concs.)
1969, Adam is drafted into the Polish army and sent to serve in the submarine section of the Navy. Together with his older brother, Antoni, Adam sets off on the journey across Poland. Antoni wants to prepare his brother for life in the army … Read More »

tickettothemoon1

17

May

ALEKSANDER (Q&A)

- 58 min -

30 minutes – this is the time that separates our home from the village. The distance: 40 kilometers. At the beginning this seemed like a far journey to the place where chaos reigns although the day is quiet and the life goes on; where the people do not work although … Read More »

Sasnal, Aleksander, 2013 web

18

May

TICKET TO THE MOON (Q&A)

- 7:55pm -

27 April, 7:55pm
Riverside Studios, London
Tickets: £9.50 (£8.50 concs.)
1969, Adam is drafted into the Polish army and sent to serve in the submarine section of the Navy. Together with his older brother, Antoni, Adam sets off on the journey across Poland. Antoni wants to prepare his brother for life in the army … Read More »

tickettothemoon1

18

May

THE THEATRE OF MR AND MRS KABAL (BOROWCZYK RETROSPECTIVE)

- 8:45pm // 6:15pm -

Bizarre, grotesque and yet strangely moving, Borowczyk’s existential soap opera eschews dialogue (for the most part) and conventional narrative to evoke the highs and lows of married life. Set in a barren wasteland thinly populated by exotic flora and fauna, Borowczyk’s only animated feature (rendered in sparse, coarse and, for … Read More »

kabal

18

May

BOROWCZYK: A FORUM

- 2:00pm -

Borowczyk’s unique, provocative work and diverse, puzzling career gives the curious mind much to mull over, and offers innumerable points of conversation (and heated debate!). With a mixture of short presentations, in-depth discussions and screenings, the afternoon endeavours to consider a variety of angles from season curator Daniel Bird, writer … Read More »

boro

19

May

ABU HARAZ (Q&A)

- 7:00pm -

19 May, 7:00pm
The Frontline Club, London
Tickets: £10
Abu Haraz can no longer be found on the map. The changing of seasons and flow of the river used to mark the of rhythm of life in this village, but the construction of a dam on the Nile changed that for good. The … Read More »

Abu_Haraz_1

19

May

EYETRAPA & FETISHES ON BOROWCZYK’S OBJECTS

- 6:30pm -

Talented writer Kuba Mikurda and illustrator Kuba Woynarowski will give a richly illustrated and highly original presentation that draws on their arresting visual essay on Borowczyk, Corpus Delecti, as well as their forthcoming film, from which they will preview clips. Using ideas from psychoanalysis, surrealism and alchemical writings they will … Read More »

boro

20

May

GOTO, ISLAND OF LOVE (BOROWCZYK RESTROSPECTIVE)

- 6:20pm // 8:40pm -

A petty thief works his way up the absurd hierarchy of Goto, an archipelago cut off from civilization by a tumultuous earthquake. His dream is to possess Glossia, a stifled beauty trapped in a loveless marriage to a melancholic dictator. Originally banned in Communist Poland and Franco’s Spain, Goto, Island … Read More »

goto

20

May

WALERIAN BOROWCZYK: THE LISTENING EYE (EXHIBITION AT ICA)

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This display in the Fox Reading Room focuses on the work of Polish painter, sculptor and filmmaker Walerian Borowczyk (1923 – 2006).
Primarily known for his erotic feature films (Immoral Tales, The Beast), Borowczyk trained in painting and sculpture, a background that greatly influenced his approach to filmmaking. Having established himself … Read More »

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21

May

WALERIAN BOROWCZYK: THE LISTENING EYE (EXHIBITION AT ICA)

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This display in the Fox Reading Room focuses on the work of Polish painter, sculptor and filmmaker Walerian Borowczyk (1923 – 2006).
Primarily known for his erotic feature films (Immoral Tales, The Beast), Borowczyk trained in painting and sculpture, a background that greatly influenced his approach to filmmaking. Having established himself … Read More »

Borowczyk web no border

22

May

WALERIAN BOROWCZYK: THE LISTENING EYE (EXHIBITION AT ICA)

- -

This display in the Fox Reading Room focuses on the work of Polish painter, sculptor and filmmaker Walerian Borowczyk (1923 – 2006).
Primarily known for his erotic feature films (Immoral Tales, The Beast), Borowczyk trained in painting and sculpture, a background that greatly influenced his approach to filmmaking. Having established himself … Read More »

Borowczyk web no border

22

May

BLANCHE (BOROWCZYK RETROSPECTIVE)

- 6:30pm // 8:30pm -

Ligia Branice gives a heart-rending performance as Blanche, the young, beautiful wife to an aging, senile baron, played by the legendary Swiss actor Michel Simon. When an amorous king pays a visit, not only does he fall under Blanche’s spell, but so does his page, the infamous philander Monsieur Bartolomeo… … Read More »

blanche

23

May

IMMORAL TALES (BOROWCZYK RETROSPECTIVE)

- 8:45pm // 8:40 pm // 6:30 pm -

Four episodes, each rolling back further into the
annals of history, bound only by a maxim by La
Rochefoucauld: ‘Love pleases more by the ways
in which it shows itself’. A veritable cavalcade of
depravity, Immoral Tales features cosmic fellatio,
transcendental masturbation, blood-drenched
lesbianism and papal incest. A box office smash in
France, the film spent much … Read More »

immoral tales

23

May

WALERIAN BOROWCZYK: THE LISTENING EYE (EXHIBITION AT ICA)

- -

This display in the Fox Reading Room focuses on the work of Polish painter, sculptor and filmmaker Walerian Borowczyk (1923 – 2006).
Primarily known for his erotic feature films (Immoral Tales, The Beast), Borowczyk trained in painting and sculpture, a background that greatly influenced his approach to filmmaking. Having established himself … Read More »

Borowczyk web no border

24

May

IDA (Q&A Gala Screening)

- 6:00pm -

24 May, 6pm
Barbican Centre, London
Tickets: Standard: £11.50; Members: £9.20; Concessions: £10.50; Under 18: £6

Novice nun is told by her Mother Superior that she will be accepted into the church after she visits her aunt. She soon finds herself in the presence of her mother’s sister, Wanda, who reveals her past and her real name, … Read More »

ida_01

24

May

WALERIAN BOROWCZYK: THE LISTENING EYE (EXHIBITION AT ICA)

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This display in the Fox Reading Room focuses on the work of Polish painter, sculptor and filmmaker Walerian Borowczyk (1923 – 2006).
Primarily known for his erotic feature films (Immoral Tales, The Beast), Borowczyk trained in painting and sculpture, a background that greatly influenced his approach to filmmaking. Having established himself … Read More »

Borowczyk web no border

24

May

FIELD OF DOGS (Q&A)

- 2:30pm -

FIELD OF DOGS is a visionary love story based on a contemporary reading of Divine Comedy. Like Dante and Beatrice, Orpheus and Eurydice, a hero’s love overcomes the death of his beloved woman.
The film recounts the visions of Adam, a poet who has lost his beloved one in a car … Read More »

fieldofdogs

24

May

BOROWCZYK SHORTS AT ICA DAY 1

- 6:60pm -

This programme of short films was originally selected by Walerian Borowczyk for an exhibition of his work at Le Ranelagh in Paris in 1965.
RENAISSANCE (1963) 9’
ONCE UPON A TIME… (1957) 9’
ENCYCLOPEDIE DE GRAND-MAMAN
(1962) 6’
HOUSE (1958) 11’
SCHOOL (1958) 7’
THE CONCERT (1962) 7’
BANNER OF YOUTH (1957) 2’
STRIP-TEASE (1957) 2’
THE ASTRONAUTS (1959) 12’
UNREQUITED … Read More »

boro

25

May

WALERIAN BOROWCZYK: THE LISTENING EYE (EXHIBITION AT ICA)

- -

This display in the Fox Reading Room focuses on the work of Polish painter, sculptor and filmmaker Walerian Borowczyk (1923 – 2006).
Primarily known for his erotic feature films (Immoral Tales, The Beast), Borowczyk trained in painting and sculpture, a background that greatly influenced his approach to filmmaking. Having established himself … Read More »

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25

May

OPEN FORM: OSKAR HANSEN, ART, ARCHITECTURE AND FILM

- 4:00pm -

Open Form is a concept formulated by Oskar Hansen (1922–2005), architect, artist and lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw affiliated with the Team 10. Process, interactivity, the revision of the artist-audience hierarchy as well as a desire to set individual subjectivity free are only some of the … Read More »

oskarhansen

25

May

BOROWCZYK SHORTS AT ICA DAY 2

- 6:30pm -

Short films by Walerian Borowczyk including, amongst others, Le phonographe (1969), Gavotte (1967), Rosalie (1966) and Une Collection Particulière (1972).
DIPTYCH (1967) 8’
THE PHONOGRAPH (1969) 6’
GAVOTTE (1967) 12’
ROSALIE (1966) 15’
A PRIVATE COLLECTION (1972) 12’
JOACHIM’S DICTIONARY (1965) 9’
SCHERZO INFERNAL (1984) 5’
HOLY SMOKE (TBC)
MUSEUM (TBC)
SMALL CHICKEN … Read More »

boro

26

May

THE STORY OF SIN (BOROWCZYK RETROSPECTIVE)

- 6:00pm // 8:20pm -

Based on the novel by Stefan Żeromski, A Story of Sin is Borowczyk’s singular Polish feature film. Grażyna Długołęcka plays Ewa Pobratyńska, the doomed heroine whose passion for a married anthropology student takes her on a perilous journey across early twentieth century Europe. Casting a critical eye on the hypocrisy … Read More »

stortyofsin

26

May

WALERIAN BOROWCZYK: THE LISTENING EYE (EXHIBITION AT ICA)

- -

This display in the Fox Reading Room focuses on the work of Polish painter, sculptor and filmmaker Walerian Borowczyk (1923 – 2006).
Primarily known for his erotic feature films (Immoral Tales, The Beast), Borowczyk trained in painting and sculpture, a background that greatly influenced his approach to filmmaking. Having established himself … Read More »

Borowczyk web no border

27

May

THE BEAST (BOROWCZYK RETROSPECTIVE)

- 8:45pm // 8:40pm -

Bestial dreams interrupt the venal plans of a French aristocrat attempting to save a crumbling mansion by marrying off his deformed son to a horny American heiress. Drawing on the legends surrounding the beast of Gévaudan, Prosper Mérimée’s novella Lokis and Freud’s Wolf Man, The Beast is an erotic black … Read More »

bete

27

May

WALERIAN BOROWCZYK: THE LISTENING EYE (EXHIBITION AT ICA)

- -

This display in the Fox Reading Room focuses on the work of Polish painter, sculptor and filmmaker Walerian Borowczyk (1923 – 2006).
Primarily known for his erotic feature films (Immoral Tales, The Beast), Borowczyk trained in painting and sculpture, a background that greatly influenced his approach to filmmaking. Having established himself … Read More »

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27

May

BOB GODFREY AND WALERIAN BOROWCZYK

- 6:20pm -

This programme will explore the rhythms and connections between the two sardonic artists as manifest in their early work – before they pursued very different careers – and present digital restoration of Borowczyk’s Les Astronautes (1959) and Rennaisance (1963), along with a whole series of Godfreys very absurdist, explosive, non-linear … Read More »

boro

28

May

WALERIAN BOROWCZYK: THE LISTENING EYE (EXHIBITION AT ICA)

- -

This display in the Fox Reading Room focuses on the work of Polish painter, sculptor and filmmaker Walerian Borowczyk (1923 – 2006).
Primarily known for his erotic feature films (Immoral Tales, The Beast), Borowczyk trained in painting and sculpture, a background that greatly influenced his approach to filmmaking. Having established himself … Read More »

Borowczyk web no border

29

May

THE MARGIN (BOROWCZYK RETROSPECTIVE)

- 9:00pm // 6:10pm -

An uptight salesman loses himself in the arms of an ethereal prostitute in a headlong rush towards the end of the night… Featuring the best performance of Sylvia Kristel (the Emmanuelle girl) as well as a stoic turn by Warhol favourite Joe Dallesandro, Borowczyk’s most atypical film rivals Taxi Driver … Read More »

the margin

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May

WALERIAN BOROWCZYK: THE LISTENING EYE (EXHIBITION AT ICA)

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This display in the Fox Reading Room focuses on the work of Polish painter, sculptor and filmmaker Walerian Borowczyk (1923 – 2006).
Primarily known for his erotic feature films (Immoral Tales, The Beast), Borowczyk trained in painting and sculpture, a background that greatly influenced his approach to filmmaking. Having established himself … Read More »

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30

May

WALERIAN BOROWCZYK: THE LISTENING EYE (EXHIBITION AT ICA)

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This display in the Fox Reading Room focuses on the work of Polish painter, sculptor and filmmaker Walerian Borowczyk (1923 – 2006).
Primarily known for his erotic feature films (Immoral Tales, The Beast), Borowczyk trained in painting and sculpture, a background that greatly influenced his approach to filmmaking. Having established himself … Read More »

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30

May

QUAY BROTHERS: IN ABSENTIA AND KWARTET SMYCZKOWY WITH ARDITTI QUARTET & SKALPEL

- 8:00pm -

Friday, 30 May 2014, 8pm
Union Chapel
Compton Ave
London N1 2XD
Tickets £15
Produced by the Barbican, the concert will premiere two short films by the Quay Brothers with live soundtrack provided by the legendary Arditti Quartet.
The Gala will be UK premiere the Quay Brothers latest short film Kwartet Smyczkovy  , and the critically acclaimed … Read More »

closngnight

31

May

WALERIAN BOROWCZYK: THE LISTENING EYE (EXHIBITION AT ICA)

- -

This display in the Fox Reading Room focuses on the work of Polish painter, sculptor and filmmaker Walerian Borowczyk (1923 – 2006).
Primarily known for his erotic feature films (Immoral Tales, The Beast), Borowczyk trained in painting and sculpture, a background that greatly influenced his approach to filmmaking. Having established himself … Read More »

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