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April 22, 2020

Episode 464: Goto, Island of Love (1964)

Guest Co-Hosts: Daniel Bird, Kat Ellinger

Polish month continues with a look at Walerian Borowczyk's Goto, Island of Love. Released in that magical year of 1969, the film tells the tale of a thief (Guy Saint-Jean) on the Island of Goto which is ruled over by Governor Goto III (Pierre Brasseur). After being pitted in armed combat and somehow surviving he is put in charge of the Governor’s dogs, boots, and the killing of flies.

Daniel Bird (Camera Obscura: The Walerian Borowczyk Collection) and Kat Ellinger join Mike to discuss Borowczyk's live action feature debut as well as his early shorts.

Listen/Download Now:

Buy The Walerian Borowczyk Collection
Buy Goto, Island of Love on UK Blu-Ray
Buy the Boro: Walerian Borowczyk book

"Concerto No 11 opus 7" - Georg Frideric Handel


1 comment:

  1. A fascinating discussion of Walerian Borowczyk and GOTO: ISLAND OF LOVE. I probably watched GOTO a few years ago. I never thought of it as a silent film at the time, yet I can recognize those cinematic qualities after listening to podcast. My biggest impression of GOTO was a compelling dreariness to the story. I have seen other Borowczyk films, as well. Even in his projects with strong exploitation elements, there is always a marked aesthetic and thematic sensibility.

    Thank you for another fine podcast, Mike.