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The Many Sins of Walerian Borowczyk
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Venus on the Half-Shell

Escargot de Venus

Directed by Walerian Borowczyk
France, 1975
Animation, Short
  • French
  • English
The Many Sins of Walerian Borowczyk


Featuring Bona Tibertelli De Pisis’s excellent erotic graphic works – wife of writer André Pieyre de Mandiargues ­ while working in her atelier, together with fragments of her graphic works inspired by one of Remy de Gourmont’s writings.

Our take

A nice break—short and illustrated—in our Walerian Borowczyk retrospective. An affectionate sketch of the voluptuous erotic (of course!), animist pastels by Bona de Mandiargues, wife of the surrealist writer who narrates the erotica collage A Private Collection. Bona meets Boro!

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