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Cosmos – Andrzej Zulawski

Area Theatrical Premiere!

(2015) dir Andrzej Zulawski w/Jonathan Genet, Johan Libereau, Clémentine Pons, Vicória Guerra, Sabine Azema, Jean-François Balmer [103 min; DCP]
The late Andrzej Zulawski’s final film, 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 who has just failed the bar, and his companion Fuchs, who has recently fled his fashion job, are staying at a guesthouse run by the intermittently paralytic Madame Woytis. 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, newly married to Lucien.

“Bizarre, brilliant, and grotesquely funny.” – Daniel Bird, Film Comment

“Witty and energetic.” – A. O. Scott, New York Times

“‘Cosmos’ is an absurdist comedy.” – Peter Keough, Boston Globe

“From the hold-music smooth-jazz score to the overtly theatrical performances, everything about Cosmos is designed to confound.” – Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV Club

“Feels, like so much of the inimitable Polish director’s work, as if it was beamed in from another galaxy.” – Keith Uhlich, Brooklyn Magazine


Buy Tickets: Cosmos

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Friday 8/19
at 4:45 7:00 9:15 PM
Saturday 8/20
at 2:30 4:45 7:00 9:15 PM
Sunday 8/21
at 2:30 4:45 7:00 9:15 PM
Monday 8/22
at 7:00 9:15 PM

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