Contes immoraux (1974) Walerian Borowczyk - 9/10
Argos Films, France, 103 min.
One of the last more famous Borowczyk masterpieces I hadn’t seen and how wonderful it is. The second and third stories are like miniature Behind Convent Walls's!!! Everything else is nearly as fantastic too. Borow does what he always does best: Creates worlds full of lust and raw eros. While content-wise this may not be necessarily varied in terms of genders, kinks, places, etc., I love how many different ways Borowczyk is able to let lust pervades through it in all kinds of varied receptacles, all in what seem like very positive ways. Sex is not itself an evil thing in any of Borow's work, and that is indeed one of his ultimate goals: To show how beautiful pure innocent lust can be. Given the extreme misfortune that often befalls his protagonists this seems like a strange thing, but the way he portrays the actual acts do not lie (ok maybe sans THAT scene in La Bête but otherwise…).