One of the most important features of the 13th T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival (18-28 July, Wrocław) will be a retrospective covering the extensive artistic output of Walerian Borowczyk, who was a leading experimenter within Polish cinema — an animator, provocateur, painter, screenwriter, production designer, writer, and graphic artist. The program will include all the director's animations and short films (beginning with the groundbreaking Once Upon a Time, made in collaboration with Jan Lenica, another outstanding Polish artist, through The Astronauts, a film directed by Borowczyk and Chris Marker produced in France, along with the disturbing live action movie Rosalie, and ending on the last animation by Borowczyk, Infernal Symphony), as well as a selection of his feature movies shot in Poland and France. Among those are Blanche, a little known screen adaptation of the play "Mazepa" by Juliusz Słowacki, with an outstanding performance by Ligia Borowczyk, Mr. and Mrs. Kabal’s Theatre, a feature animation, the anti totalitarian Goto, Island of Love (banned in communist Poland), the two most notable artistic erotic movies (Immoral Tales and The Beast), and Story of a Sin, a famous adaptation of the novel by Stefan Żeromski.
Movie passes are on sale now. As always, choose a pass if you want to get the most for your money: passes cost 350 PLN. The offer lasts until 23 June or until supplies last.