Diptych (Diptyque)

Diptych (Diptyque)

In hindsight, Diptych stands as in many ways the cornerstone of Borowczyk’s
inimitable approach to cinema. Here, Borowczyk presents two, seemingly distinct
‘volets’. In the first, we see an old farmer, accompanied by his knackered
dog, riding a clapped out jalopy back home. Shot hand held, with direct sound in
grainy black and white, it makes a stark contrast to the second volet, which features
a succession of tableaux vivant in startling colour featuring house plants
and kittens playing against an aria from Bizet’s Carmen. While total opposites
both in terms of form and style, the two volets nevertheless constitute a unified
whole.

Written by: Walerian Borowczyk

Director of photography: Guy Durban
Editing by: Marie-Louise Barberot
Produced by: Dominique Duvergé
Legenda
Konkurs Główny
Konkurs Młodego Kina
Przegląd Polskiego Kina Niezależnego
Konkurs Inne Spojrzenie
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