Borowczyk plays as an esthete with the paradox of eroticism: explosion of desire and shackles of ceremony." Le Point
Four episodes going back in time ("La Marée", "Thérèse Philosophe", "Erzsébet Báthory" and "Lucrezia Borgia"), four taboos, are linked by this maxim of La Rochefoucauld: "Love, while pleasant he is, pleases even more by the ways in which he shows himself than by himself. »
In this erotic, poetic and subversive carousel, Walerian Borowczyk and his Immoral Tales show us cosmic fellatio, transcendental masturbation, bloody lesbianism and papal incest. Huge success at the time of its release in France, the film experienced censorship problems in many countries. We discover a very young Fabrice Luchini and Paloma Picasso in his only role in the cinema.
IMMORAL TALES (1974 – Colors – 99 mins) Forbidden to under 16s
SUPPLEMENTS (in HD)
. INTRODUCTION BY SPECIALIST DANIEL BIRD
. “IMMORAL TALES: MONTAGE THE GOLDEN AGE” (1974 – Colors – 120 mins) The film as presented at the Festival de l'Âge d'Or, where it won an award. With a fifth tale: "The Beast", in a longer version than the dream of the eponymous film.
. LOVE IS REVEALED: FILMING OF “IMMORAL TALES” (16 mins) Presentation of the shooting and the secrets of the film, until its success at the box office.
. BORO BRUNCH: TEAM MEETING (7 mins) Reunion during a brunch where anecdotes and memories of filming fuse.
. “A PARTICULAR COLLECTION” (1973 – Colors – 12 mins / 14 mins) A collection of erotic handicrafts worthy of a museum. So much so that Boro made a film of it… and two versions.
Released on February 22, 2017 as part of the Walerian Borowczyk retrospective at the Center Pompidou from February 24 to March 19, 2017