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Walerian Borowczyk (1923–2006)

Born in Kwilcz, Poland, Walerian Borowczyk trained as a painter and lithographer, winning Poland's National Prize in 1953. He began his film career as a film poster designer, then started making short animated films in the late 1950s. Moving to France in the early 1960s, he gained a reputation as a leading animator before switching to live-action ... See full bio »


(age 82) in Paris, France

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 7 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 1994 Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode dated 29 January 1994 (1994) ... (archive footage)
 1986-1991 Série rose (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- L'experte Halima (1991)
- Le lotus d'or (1986)
 1987 Love Rites
 1987 Emmanuelle 5
 1984 Scherzo Infernal (Short)
 1983 Art of Love
 1980 Lulu
 1979 L'armoire (Short)
 1979 Private Collections (segment "L'armoire")
 1979 Immoral Women
 1979 Jouet joyeux (Short)
 1977 The Greatest Love of All Times (Documentary short)
 1975 Letter from Paris (Short)
 1975 Venus on the Half-Shell (Documentary short)
 1975 The Beast
 1974 Immoral Tales
 1973 A Private Collection (Documentary short)
 1972 Blanche
 1969 The Phonograph (Short)
 1968 Gavotte (Short)
 1967 Diptych (Documentary short)
 1966 Rosalie (Short)
 1966 Le Petit Poucet (Short)
 1965 The Games of Angels (Short)
 1964 Renaissance (Short)
 1964 La musée (Short)
 1963 Holy Smoke! (Short)
 1959 Les astronautes (Short)
 1959 Dom (Short)
 1958 School (Short)
 1958 Requited Feelings (Short)
 1957 Banner of Youth (Short)
 1957 Once There Was (Short)
 1955 Autumn (Short)
 1954 Atelier de Fernand Léger (Short)
 1954 Photographies vivantes (Short)
 1946 Mois d'août (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Walerian Boro=Wczyk | Walérian Borowczyk

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Personal Quote:

Eroticism, sex, is one of the most moral parts of life. Eroticism does not kill, exterminate, encourage evil, lead to crime. On the contrary, it makes people gentler, brings joy, gives fulfillment, leads to selfless pleasure.


Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 145-151. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.

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