Dom / House

Walerian Borowczyk, Jan Lenica – Poland, 1958 / 11’

It was House which ended the collaboration between Walerian Borowczyk and Jan Lenica. Simultaneously, the film opened a door to an international career. House was inspired by the French avant-garde tradition of the 1920s. Different scenes, varied stylistically and thematically, take place inside a tenement dating back to the secession: an animated wig drinking milk, two men fighting, and a woman kissing a dummy’s head…

Walerian Borowczyk (1923 – 2006). Author of posters, scriptwriter, director of animation, and feature films. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. He designed posters and satirical cartoons at the beginning of his career. He started the Polish School of Animation in the 1960s together with J. Lenica. Borowczyk emigrated to France in 1959 where he stayed and was recognized as an author of many animated films. Afterwards, he started making artistic erotic films.

Jan Lenica (1928 – 2001). Son of Alfred Lenica. He was a painter, author of posters, scriptwriter, and director of animated films. He started his career in animation together with Walerian Borowczyk, when they set up the Polish School of Animation. After the end of their collaboration, Lenica emigrated to France where he continued his career in animation and teaching.


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