IMMORAL TALES
CONTES IMMORAUX
1974, IFC Midnight, 103 min, France, Dir: Walerian Borowczyk

Director Walerian Borowczyk’s stylish anthology is comprised of four erotic vignettes going back through the ages - a contemporary take on sexual initiation, a look at a 19th-century teen who finds ways to amuse herself when locked in her room, the final bloodbath of 17th-century countess Elizabeth Báthory (Paloma Picasso in her sole screen appearance) and an incestuous triangle involving Lucrezia Borgia (Florence Bellamy) and her father, Pope Alexander VI (Jacopo Berinizi).


THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MISS OSBOURNE
DOCTEUR JEKYLL ET LES FEMMES
1981, 92 min, France/Germany, Dir: Walerian Borowczyk

Udo Kier stars as Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous doctor, who is about to marry Miss Fanny Osborne (Marina Pierro). At the pair’s high-society engagement party, a guest is found murdered - and with Mr. Hyde on the prowl, she won’t be the last victim. The great score by Bernard Parmegiani and Borowczyk’s rich Victorian production design lends this mix of horror and sadistic sex a nightmarish atmosphere. With Patrick Magee and Howard Vernon. In French with English subtitles.


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