2017 The Beast

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Director
Walerian BOROWCZYK
Information
France|1975|DCP|Color|104min
Record
  • 1975 亞維儂奇幻影展

Opening with scenes of horses mating in the courtyard of a stately home, The Beast is a satire that nods to Buñuel, telling of a fading French aristocrat who thinks his family has been saved when the daughter of a wealthy Englishman agrees to marry his son. The blushing bride-to-be grabs the attention of a mysterious beast with insatiable desires.

  • Director | Walerian BOROWCZYK

    Walerian Borowczyk is one of the most controversial names in the history of cinema. Inspiring the likes of novelist Angela Carter, filmmakers Terry Gilliam, the Quays brothers, and Jan Švankmajer, Borowczyk’s wild imagination and dark humor has been described as “when Kafka meets Bruñel.” Some call him a genius who crossed from painting, animation, to live-action; some call him a prurient, exploitative, obscene pornographer, like all those that sprung up with the 1970s relaxation of censorship.