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COSMOS (2015) - Andrzej Zulawski retrospective

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  • dir. Andrzej Zulawski
  • year. 2015
  • country. France - Portugal
  • run-time. 103min
  • rating. 18

£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)

Doors 7:00PM - Film 8:00PM

The Polish director Andrzej Zulawski, who died of cancer in February, was one of the most relentlessly inquisitive and idiosyncratic human beings ever to step behind a movie camera. His films were ferocious, ambitious and often ridiculous (1981’s berserk marriage-drama-with-tentacles ‘Possession’ is perhaps his best known). Zulawski’s swansong, ‘Cosmos’, is no different – entrancing, frustrating and utterly singular. 

It’s a modernised adaptation of Polish author Witold Gombrowicz’s 1965 novel, in which a pair of well-off young men arrive at a small-town hostel to spend a few days. There, they encounter mysteries – a sparrow hanging from a tree, a noose around its neck; a scorch mark on a wall. The pair decide to mount a kind of artistic, intellectualised investigation. 

Earlier Event: December 14
Later Event: December 16