The Thinking Machine #75

Alas, Poor Boro, I Knew Him Well...

In their series The Thinking Machine, critics Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin create a new video essay for Filmkrant every month.

In this audiovisual essay we reveal the sordid tale of one cinephile’s descent into the underworld. In a mere few years, between the impressionable ages of 16 and 18, this guy slid from dutifully attending stately arthouses in Melbourne, Australia, to frequenting sordid porn barns with names like the Barrel, the Shaft and the Blue Bijou. And all for the sake of tracking an elusive, enigmatic and remarkable filmmaker: Walerian Borowczyk (1923-2006).