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Immoral Tales
Immoral-tales-poster.jpg
Film poster for Immoral Tales
Directed by Walerian Borowczyk
Produced by Anatole Dauman
Written by Walerian Borowczyk
Story by André Pieyre de Mandiargues
Starring Lise Danvers
Paloma Picasso
Charlotte Alexandra
Fabrice Luchini
Florence Bellamy
Pascale Christophe
Music by Maurice LeRoux
Cinematography Noel Very
Guy Durban
Bernard Daillencourt
Edited by Walerian Borowczyk
Distributed by Argos Films
Release dates
  • 1974 (1974)
Running time 105 minutes
Country France
Language French

Immoral Tales (French: Contes immoraux) is a 1974 French anthology film directed by Walerian Borowczyk. The film was Borowczyk's most sexually explicit at the time.[1] The film is split into four erotic themed stories that involve the loss of virginity, masturbation, bloodlust and incest.[1]

After the release of Immoral Tales, Borowczyk began to fall out of favor from film critics. Modern critical reception to the film is that it is not one of Borowczyk's strongest works.

Plot[edit]

The film is separated into four stories. The first story involves André (Fabrice Luchini) who takes his 16-year old cousin (played by Lise Danvers) to the beach to perform fellatio on him in tune to the waves of the incoming tide. The second story is titled Thérése Philosophe and involves a teenage country girl (Charlotte Alexandra) who intermingles sexual desires in her imagination with her dedication to Christ after being locked in her room. The third story features Elizabeth Báthory (Paloma Picasso) as a Countess who murders young girls in order to gain eternal youth by bathing in their blood. The final story involves the daughter of Pope Alexander VI, Lucrezia Borgia (Florence Bellamy), having sex with her male relatives.

Production[edit]

The film's stories are taken from various sources including surrealist writers and poets. The first story in the film is taken from surrealist writer André Pieyre de Mandiargues. The title of the second story is taken from an anonymous sacrilegious novel from the 18th century. The third story is a re-telling of the case of Elizabeth Báthory from the study of surrealist poet Valentine Penrose.[2]

A fifth story in the Immoral Tales was originally planned, but was taken out of the film and developed into the feature film La Bête (1975).[2]

Release[edit]

Immoral Tales was shown at the 17th Regus London Film Festival held between November and December of 1973.[3] The film won the London Festival Choice award at the festival.[3]

Immoral Tales was shown at the 12th Kinoteka Polish Film Festival in London in May 2014.[4]

Reception[edit]

After the release of Immoral Tales, Borowczyk began to fall out of favor from film critics.[5] New York Magazine wrote a negative review referring to the film as "episodic and disjointed, but also written with a great deal of stupidity" and describing the story-telling, directing, acting and photography in the film as "wretched".[6]

Among modern reviews, Allrovi gave the film three stars out of five, feeling that first two stories did not work as well as the second two as well as stating that it was Borowczyk's move from "arthouse material and toward softcore; as such, the material displays its director's characteristic intelligence but lapses into exploitation a little too often".[7] In an overview of Borowczyk's work in the film magazine Senses of Cinema, Immoral Tales is referred to as his weakest amongst his first five feature films and that "an unsensational approach to the material and detached gaze of the camera make it closer to a surrealist text than a pornographic movie."[1] David Kehr wrote a review for the Chicago Reader praising that the film "contains some very elegant images" but compared it negatively to Borowczyk's followup Story of a Sin which Kehr proclaimed "avoided the trap of superficiality by adopting an ironic mode. Here, he seems entirely too sincere—and more than a little dull."[8]

In his 2014 review for The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw praises the film, citing the influence of Ken Russell and Pasolini.[9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Rufell, Joe. "Rich and Strange: An Introduction to the Live Action Features of Walerian Borowczyk". Senses of Cinema. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Richardson, 2006. p. 114
  3. ^ a b "Regus London Film Festival: 17th". British Film Institute. London. Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Kinoteka Brochure". Polish Cultural Institute, London. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Riley, John (February 26, 2008). "Walerian Borowczyk". The Independent. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  6. ^ Simon, John (27 March 1976). "Robin Hood and his Merry Menopause". New York Magazine (New York Media, LLC) 9 (13): 82. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  7. ^ Jenkins, Sidney. "Immoral Tales: Review". Allrovi. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  8. ^ Kehr, David. "Immoral Tales". Chicago Reader. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  9. ^ Bradshaw, Peter; Barnes, Henry (8 May 2014). "Why Immoral Tales are the sexy shorts you should watch this week" (Video). The Guardian. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 

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