the-story-of-sin

1975, 130 min., Poland
Polish with English subtitles

Direction/Reżyseria
WALERIAN BOROWCZYK

Script/Scenariusz
WALERIAN BOROWCZYK (based on novel by Stefan Żeromski)

Cinematography/Zdjęcia
ZYGMUNT SAMOSIUK

Art Direction/Scenografia
TERESA BARSKA

Music/Muzyka
FELIX MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY, JOHANN PACHELBEL

Editing/Montaż
LIDIA PACEWICZ

Sound/Dźwięk
JAN CZERWIŃSKI

Produced by/Produkcja
TOR FILM STIUDIO

Cast/ Obsada
Grażyna Długołęcka (Ewa Pobratyńska), Karolina Łubieńska (Ewa’s Mother), Zdzisław Mrożewski(Ewa’s Father), Roman Wilhelmi (Pochroń), Jerzy Zelnik (Łukasz Niepołomski), Marek Walczewski (Płaza-Spławski), Olgierd Łukaszewicz (Zygmunt Szczerbic), Roman Wil-Voit (Bodzanta), Marek Bargiełowski (Horst), Zbigniew Zapasiewicz (priest), Mieczysław Voit (Bodzanta), Jadwiga Chojnacka (Leośka), Władysław Hańcza (doctor)


This controversial film is based on Zeromski’s novel, the remarkable story of a young girl, in love with a married man. The book was considered highly scandalous in its day, one-hundred-years-ago. The film surprises the viewer with its cinematographic artistry and wonderfully replicated feeling for that era. The heroine, Ewa, comes from a poor noble family, and for some time, she has carried on an affair with Lukasz, who rents a room in her mother’s home. When Lukasz fails to get a divorce, he leaves Ewa and disappears. She, however, cannot forget this great love. She learns of his possible whereabouts and decides to follow in his trail.
The film received a Golden Palm nomination at the Cannes Festival in 1975.

Digitally remastered in 2011.

 

WALERIAN BOROWCZYK

the-story-of-sin-walerian-borowczyk

Born in 1923 in Kwilcz. Studied at The Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. Trained as a painter and lithographer, winning Poland’s National Prize in 1953. Died in 2003 in Paris.  He began his film career as a film poster designer, and then started making short animated films in the late 1950s. Moving to France in the early 1960s, he gained a reputation as a leading animator before switching to live-action features, which have become increasingly controversial due to their explicitly erotic and sensational content.

FILMOGRAPHY

1998 Ceremonie d’amour (Ceremonie miłości)
1986 Almanach des adresses des demoiselles de Paris, Un traitement merite (epizody „Różowa Seria”)
1986 Emmanuelle V
1983 Ovide: L’art d’aimer (Owidiusz: Sztuka kochania)
1982 Docteur Jeckyll et les femmes (Dr Jekyll i kobiety)
1980 Lulu
1979 L’armoire nowela w Collections privees (Prywatne kolekcje)
1979 Les heroines du mal (Heroiny zła)
1977 Interno di un convento (Za murami klasztoru)
1976 La Marge (Ulicznica)
1975 La Bete (Bestia)
1975 The Story of Sin (Dzieje grzechu)
1974 Contes immoraux (Opowieści niemoralne)
1971 Blanche
1968 Goto l’ile d’amour (Goto, wyspa miłości)

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