Borowczyk illustration / by Christopher Brawn

The late Polish director may have alienated some critics with his idiosyncratic career trajectory – travelling from masterful short animations and the visual poetry of his early features 'Goto, Isle of Love' and 'Blanche' to the dismal softcore travesty of 'Emmanuelle 5' – but his perverse, confrontational narratives are now ripe for reappraisal. Excellent illustration of Walerian Borowczyk by Jimmy Turrell for the May 14 issue of Sight&Sound