Walerian Borowczyk’s 1973 collection of erotic myths is more cerebral than sensual, although it contains some very elegant images. A former animator, Borowczyk has trouble getting beyond the polished surfaces and clever conceits of his stories. His best film, Story of a Sin, avoided the trap of superficiality by adopting an ironic mode. Here, he seems entirely too sincere—and more than a little dull.