Ars Amandi AKA The Art of Love (1983)

Cast:
Marina Pierro – Claudia
Michele Placido – Macarius
Massimo Girotti – Ovid
Laura Betti – Clio
Milena Vukotic – Modestina
Philippe Lemaire – General Laurentius
Mireille Pame – Sepora

Plot / Synopsis

In his 2006 obituary, The New York Times called Walerian Borowczyk “the internationally known filmmaker described variously as a genius, a pornographer, and a genius who also happened to be a pornographer.” And for the final film in his ‘Immoral Trilogy’, Borowczyk created one of the most lushly bizarre erotic tales of our time and perhaps the most ambitious work of his entire career. The setting is Rome, 8 A.D., where the poet Ovid watches over an epoch of forbidden seduction and unnatural acts among maidens, centurions, servant girls and the occasional farm animal. Marina Pierro , Laura Betti, Milena Vukotic and Massimo Girotti star in this sumptuous art/smut classic, now fully restored and presented uncensored.

Date: April 26, 2020