A Private Collection (Une collection particulière)
A Private Collection is not just a ‘documentary’ on antiquated erotic paraphernalia,
but rather a description and reflection on predominantly Western sexual mores.
Featuring both a commentary and the guiding hands of surrealist writer André
Pieyre de Mandiargues, Borowczyk playfully switches between visual media: perverted
sculpture, clandestine painting, belle époque photography, a magic lantern
show and (in the alternate ‘hard’ version) a cartoon and archival film.
Written by: Walerian Borowczyk
Cast: André Pieyre de Mandiargues
Produced by: Anatole Dauman, PeterSchamoni