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Diptych (1967)

Diptyque (original title)
Borowczyk presents two seemingly distinct 'volets'. In the first we see an old farmer and his dog shot in stark black and white. The second features a succession of tableaux vivant in startling colour featuring houseplants and kittens.

Director:

Walerian Borowczyk

Star:

Léon Boyer
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Borowczyk presents two seemingly distinct 'volets'. In the first we see an old farmer and his dog shot in stark black and white. The second features a succession of tableaux vivant in startling colour featuring houseplants and kittens.

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Walerian Borowczyk originally wanted Diptych (1967) to be a documentary on Léon Boyer and his life, but the old man did not talk much and so the project almost ended up being scrapped, but then Borowczyk had the strange idea of a counterpoint, a second part using the song by Tino Rossi, Nadir's Romance, accompanied by color images of kittens and floral arrangements. See more »

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Les pêcheurs de perles
Music by Georges Bizet
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Entertaining Short from Borowczyk
30 April 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Diptyque (1967)

*** (out of 4)

I'm not going to sit here and say that I know what this Walerian Borowczyk short was about but it did keep me entertained. The first is actually eight-minutes long and is broken into two panels. The first panel introduces us to a 100-year-old bachelor who is also a farmer. We hear him talk about a few things as we watch him going about his daily chores to keep his small farm going. The second panel switches to color as we see some plants and flowers (as well as a cat) as we listen to music. DIPTYQUE isn't the greatest film ever made but it's at least an entertaining one and I thought for the most part that it was unique to say the least. The first portion is certainly very interesting just watching someone that old continue to do what they've done their entire lives. I'm really not sure what the second part has to do with anything but it's all quite pleasant and entertaining.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 September 2011 (Sweden) See more »

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