Walerian Borowczyk is perhaps one of the most well-known Polish artists in the West, popular for his early animated films and a series of French productions. From the height of his fame in the 1970s, Borowczyk took a sharp tumble, being labelled as a pornographer for his depictions of subversive eroticism. Love Express draws on interviews with the likes of Terry Gilliam, Bertrand Bonello, Andrzej Wajda and Slavoj Žižek in an attempt to unpack the paradoxical enigma of a man who craved transgressive freedom.
Against the backdrop of a once-bustling, now
deserted metropolis, a therapist begins to
examine the urban unconscious of his patients.
He starts slowly, with the innocuous question
of what sort of animal the patients’...
How do we respond to the impending inevitability of death? Might it, in fact, be possible to experience a ‘good death’? End of Life took four years to complete, during which the directors trained as end-of-life doulas and filmed...