Call number: DVD-5325


BOROWCZYK, Walerian
Dzieje grzechu [The Story of Sin]

Zespół Filmowy Tor, 1975
Screenplay: Walerian Borowczyk, from the novel by Stefan Żeromski
Photography: Zygmunt Samosiuk
Production design: Teresa Barska
Music: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Johann Pachelbel

Ewa Pobratyńska			                Grażyna Długołęcka
Łukasz Niepołomski, Ewa's lover	                Jerzy Zelnik
Zygmunt Szczerbic, owner of 
  the esate of Zgliszcze, Ewa's lover	        Olgierd Łukaszewicz
The bandit Antoni Pochroń, 
  the partner of Płaza-Spławski 	        Roman Wilhelmi
The bandit Płaza-Spławski, 
  the partner of Pochroń		        Marek Walczewski
Pobratyńska, Ewa's mother	                Karolina Lubieńska
Pobratyński, Ewa's father		        Zdzisław Mrożewski
Fr Jutkiewicz				        Zbigniew Zapasiewicz
Count Cyprian Bodzanta, founder of "Majdan" - 
  a re-education center for fallen women, 
  a lover of Pobratyńska	                Mieczysław Voit
Adolf Horst, subtenant of 
  the Pobratyńskis	                        Marek Bargiełowski
The maid Leośka			                Jadwiga Chojnacka
Dr Wielgosiński			                Władysław Hańcza
Aniela					        Jolanta Szemberg
A Jew, the host of Ewa and 
  Niepołomski in the province                   Bogusław Sochnacki
The editor of Tygodnik Naukowi 	                Janusz Zakrzeński
Head of the office where Ewa works	        Zbigniew Koczanowicz
The student Stanisław Liwicki in Paris	        Jan Piechociński
Batasiński, the partner of Pochroń	        Henryk Hunko
Fajtaś, the partner of Pochroń	                Tomasz Lengren
Grzywacz, the partner of Pochroń	        Bogdan Wiśniewski
130 minutes
In Polish with optional English subtitles

AND

BOROWCZYK, Walerian AND LENICA, Jan
Był sobie raz... [Once Upon a Time]

Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych, Warsaw, Zespół Filmowy Kadr, 1957
Screenplay: Walerian Borowczyk, Jan Lenica
Photography: Edward Bryła
Music: Andrzej Markowski

9 minutes 11 seconds
No dialogue

AND

BOROWCZYK, Walerian AND LENICA, Jan
Dom [The House]

Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych, Warsaw, Studio Filmowe Kadr, 1958
Producer: Romuald Hajnberg
Screenplay: Walerian Borowczyk, Jan Lenica
Photography: Antoni Nurzyński
Music: Włodzimierz Kotoński
Cast: Ligia Borowczyk

11 minutes 27 seconds
No dialogue

AND

BOROWCZYK, Walerian
Szkoła [The School]

Studio Miniatur Filmowych, Warsaw, 1958
Producer: Walerian Woktczak
Screenplay: Walerian Borowczyk
Photography: Walerian Borowczyk
Music: Andrzej Markowski
Cast: Bronisław Stefanik

7 minutes 24 seconds
No dialogue

AND

GORDON, Konstanty
Sztuka ulicy [Street Art]

Wytwórnia Filmów Oświatowych, 1957
Screenplay: Walerian Borowczyk, Szymon Bojko
Photography: Miesław Vogt
Music: Józef Pawłowski

11 minutes 34 seconds
In Polish with optional English subtitles

Dual format. This is the Blu ray disc

Blu ray disc
Region code B
Aspect ratio 1.66:1
Languages Optional English subtitles
Features 2K restoration from the original film negative
New subtitle translation
Audio commentary by Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger
Introduction by poster designer Andrzej Klimowski, 8 minutes 22 seconds, in English
The First Sinner, a new interview with Story of Sin lead actress Grażyna Długołęcka, 23 minutes 33 seconds, in Polish with optional English subtitles
The Music Box, film critic and documentarian David Thompson on the use of classical music in Borowczyk's films, 19 minutes, in English
Stories of Sin, a video essay by Daniel Bird (Friends of Walerian Borowczyk) concerning the director's obsessions, 11 minutes 49 seconds
New 2K restorations from the original negatives of Borowczyk s ground-breaking Polish shorts: Był sobie raz... (Once Upon a Time, 1957, co-directed by Jan Lenica), Dom (The House, 1958, co-directed by Lenica) and Szkoła (The School, 1958, co-directed by Lenica), with optional audio commentaries by art historian Szymon Bojko (Był sobie raz...), composer Włodzimierz Kotoński (Dom) and Daniel Bird (Szkoła)
Miscellaneous, a video essay on Borowczyk and Lenica's contributions to newsreels and documentaries on art history, 7 minutes 6 seconds: this includes extracts from Borowczyk and Lenica's films Strip-Tease, 1957, 2 minutes, Sztandar młodych (Banner of Youth), 1957, 2 minutes and Nagrodzone uczucie (Rewarded Feeling), 1957, 8 minutes
Sztuka ulicy (Street Art, 1957), a short news reel documentary about poster art directed by Konstanty Gordon and co-written by Borowczyk
Tools of the Trade, an interview with Juliusz Zamecznik, the son of the photographer and graphic artist Wojciech Zamecznik, 6 minutes 24 seconds, in English
Poster Girl, an interview with poster artist, illustrator and print maker Teresa Byszewska, who appears (briefly) in Dom, 4 minutes 5 seconds, in Polish with optional English subtitles
Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Andrzej Klimowski
Source Arrow Academy

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