Rent Cosmos (2015)

2.9 of 5 from 68 ratings
1h 43min
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Synopsis:
When two young men arrive at a family-run guesthouse in rural France, their anticipation of a few days' peace and quiet is undermined by a variety of sinister occurrences. A small bird is found murdered, its neck in a tiny noose, a strangely sexualized stain appears on a wall, and a slug crawls across the breakfast tray. Are these all signs comprising a portent of truly cosmic significance, or merely bizarre coincidences? And is it any wonder that one of the visitors, Witold (piercing-eyed Jonathan Genet) has such difficulty writing his novel, or that his companion Fuchs (Johan Libereau) prefers to find solace in earthier pleasures?
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Paulo Branco
Writers:
Witold Gombrowicz, Andrzej Zulawski
Studio:
Arrow Films
Genres:
Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
17/10/2016
Run Time:
103 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Hanging Sparrows, A retrospective making of interview featurette including cast (Jonathan Genet, Victoria Guerra, Jean-Frangois Balmer, Clementine Pons), cinematographer Andre Szankowski and archive footage of director Andrzej Zutawski
  • A Brief History of Gombrowicz, An interview with Rita Gombrowicz and on the life and work of Witold Gombrowicz
  • Bleurgh, Daniel Bird on Andrzej Zutawski and adapting Cosmos
  • On-set footage of Zutawski at work
  • Extensive footage from the 2015 Locarno Film Festival, including complete press conference and Q&A session, plus the Best Director prize-giving ceremony presented by Udo Kier
  • Introduction to the screening of Cosmos at the 2015 Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival
  • Trailers
BBFC:
Release Date:
17/10/2016
Run Time:
103 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Hanging Sparrows, A retrospective making of interview featurette including cast (Jonathan Genet, Victoria Guerra, Jean-Frangois Balmer, Clementine Pons), cinematographer Andre Szankowski and archive footage of director Andrzej Zutawski
  • A Brief History of Gombrowicz, An interview with Rita Gombrowicz and on the life and work of Witold Gombrowicz
  • Bleurgh, Daniel Bird on Andrzej Zutawski and adapting Cosmos
  • On-set footage of Zutawski at work
  • Extensive footage from the 2015 Locarno Film Festival, including complete press conference and Q&A session, plus the Best Director prize-giving ceremony presented by Udo Kier
  • Introduction to the screening of Cosmos at the 2015 Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival
  • Trailers

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Reviews (1) of Cosmos

A metaphysical mystery. - Cosmos review by RhysH

Spoiler Alert
20/03/2018

The director Andrzej Zulawski referred to "Cosmos" as a "metaphysical noir thriller. It is based on the novel of the same name by Witold Gombrowicz.

A couple of friends escaping Paris, played by Jonathan Genet and Johan Libéreau, stay at a country boarding house and get drawn in to the strange world of the occupants.

Some great performances, particularly Sabine Azéma as Madame Woytis locked into her own angry world and her husband played by Jean-François Balmer living in his own world with its strange speech mannerisms.

The image of Witold (Genet) walking into the sea with his umbrella up shouting, "I'm afraid of the sea" neatly sums up the tenor of this film.

This was Zulawski's last film before his death from cancer.

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