Cosmos

Kosmos, 2015, 103 min.

Cosmos (2015)

Awards

2015
Locarno International Film Festival

Best Director Award

Production

Director Andrzej Zulawski
Screenplay Andrzej Zulawski
(Based on novel by Witold Gombrowicz)
Cinematography Andre Szankowski
Music Andrzej Korzynski
Art Direction Paula Szabo
Producer(s) Paulo Branco

Cast

Madame Woytis Sabine Azema
Leon Jean-Francois Balmer
Witold Jonathan Genet
Fuchs Johan Libereau
Lena Victoria Guerra
Catherette / Ginette Clementine Pons
Lucien Andy Gillet

Story

Witold just failed his law-school exams and Fuchs has just quit his job at a Parisian fashion company. Arriving for a few days away at a so-called family guesthouse, they are greeted by a series of unsettling omens: a sparrow hanging in the forest, then a piece of wood in the same condition, and finally signs on the ceiling and in the garden. In this guest house there is also a baleful mouth, that of the maid, and a perfect mouth, that of the young woman of the house with whom Witold falls madly in love. Unfortunately, she has just married an architect of the most respectable sort. But is the young woman equally respectable? The third hanging, that of the cat, is Witold’s doing. Why did he do it? And above all – will the fourth hanging be that of a human?