Love Express. The Strange Case of Walerian Borowczyk
directed by Kuba Mikurda, Poland/Estonia 2018, 72'
The history of mutual connections between the spheres of high art, sexuality and the cultural market, told from the perspective of the career of the rebellious director and visual artist Walerian Borowczyk by those closest to him as well as the eminent figures of cinema inspired by his work. How did it happen that this artist, who was cherished by critics and film festivals in the 1970s, was absorbed by the market of erotic films in the 1980s? How was the director—who created world-class cinema and whose films were shown at Cannes—labeled as the creator of erotic movies? The film, in an original way, portrays the turmoil of the sexual revolution and its consequences. Borowczyk's associates, as well as legendary filmmakers and theoreticians, including Terry Gilliam, Bertrand Bonell, Neil Jordan, Andrzej Wajda, Patrice Leconte, and Slavoj Žižek, took part in it.