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Miami Premiere Engagement! COSMOS by Andrzej Zulawski (1940-2016)

  • 15 Jul 2016
  • 8:45 PM - 10:20 PM
  • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
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FRI, JULY 15, 8:45p:

Miami Premiere Engagement!

Locarno Film Festival Best Director

The final film of auteur director

Andrzej Zulawski (1940-2016)

COSMOS

Directed by ANDRZEJ ZULAWSKI/France/Poland/2016/97mins.

With Andy Gillet, Victoria Guerra, Johan Libereau, Sabine Azema

  

Andrzej Zuławski’s first film in 15 years, a literary adaptation suffused with his trademark freneticism, transforms Polish writer Witold Gombrowicz’s novel of the same name into an ominous and manic exploration of desire. Witold (Jonathan Genet), who has just failed the bar, and his companion Fuchs (Johan Libéreau), who has recently quit his fashion job, are staying at a guesthouse run by the intermittently paralytic Madame Woytis (Sabine Azéma). Upon discovering a sparrow hanged in the woods near the house, Witold’s reality mutates into a whirlwind of tension, histrionics, foreboding omens, and surrealistic logic as he becomes obsessed with Madame Woytis’s daughter Lena (Victoria Guerra), newly married to Lucien (Andy Gillet)—in other words, he finds himself starring in a Zuławski film. The Polish master’s auspicious final film bears his imprimatur at all times.

(In French with English subtitles).

Léopard for Best Direction Locarno Int. Film Festival 2015

Official Selection Film Comment Selects 2016

“ONE OF THE FEW VISIONARY RISK-TAKERS IN CINEMA”-Mubi Notebook

“Bizarre, brilliant, and grotesquely Funny…As intricate and audacious a farewell as any great artist might hope for”-Film Comment

“WITTY AND ENERGETIC”-A.O. Scott, New York Times


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