Le concert / The Concert
Walerian BorowczykFrance / 1962 / 6' 0''
Saturday, 10. 06.,
Tuškanac Cinema, 17:30 h
The first appearance of Mr. and Mrs. Kabal (five years later, Borowczyk would release a feature length version), a domestic couple constantly at war but very much in love, nevertheless manage to humiliate and dismember each other in the process, all for the benefit of the audience.
Master craftsman, dadaist prankster and unrepentant sensualist, Walerian Borowczyk (1923 - 2006) and his films have yet to be both fully discovered and appreciated. Having relocated to France during the late 1950s, Borowczyk produced a succession of startling, often comic short films that were as innovative as they were provocative. Not only was Borowczyk a trailblazer for fine artists working in film, but he also brought a keen, painterly eye to framing and editing objects, animals and bodies. Often, Borowczyk would place special emphasis on props, which often play vital roles in his highly visual approach to storytelling. A master at marrying film to both classical and electronic music, Borowczyk’s approach to cinema harked back to both the silent days and even pre-cinema. A parodic, sense of earthy humour masks Borowczyk’s distinctly moral sensibility, eager to satirise the corruption of institutions, whether they be feudal, clerical or bureaucratic. Prepare to be dazzled.
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