Walerian Borowczyk / FR, 1974
This erotic tale in four episodes on eternal taboos like virginity, female masturbation, bloodlust and incest takes us back in time. Director Walerian Borowczyk acquired a name for himself as an artistic pornographer with these baroque portraits of notorious women such as Lucrezia Borgia and Elizabeth Báthory (played by Paloma Picasso).
The erotica collection of Eye Filmmuseum includes no fewer than a thousand titles, but they are rarely taken off the shelf. Cinema Erotica brushes aside cinematic decorum to present an ode to lust featuring historical curios, films by contemporary artists, talks and musical performances.