(Kino Lorber, Blu-ray & DVD)
Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: November 15, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $34.95
DVD SRP: $29.95
Director: Andrzej Zulawski
Starring Sabine Azema, Jean-Francois Balmer, Jonathan Genet
Drama / 2015 / NR / 101 min
Synopsis: The late Andrzej Zulawski (Possession) made a delirious, inimitable career out of pushing the boundaries of film, and his final feature, Cosmos, makes for a fitting end. With fevered kineticism, it transforms 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 exam, and his companion Fuchs (Johan Libereau), who has recently quit his fashion job, are staying at a guesthouse run by the intermittently paralytic Madame Woytis (Sabine Azema). 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).
Special Features: Audio Commentary by historian Daniel Bird, Booklet Essay by Critic Glenn Kenny, Making-of Featurette, Video essay by filmmaker David Cairns, International Trailer, Theatrical Trailer, Introduction by producer Paulo Branco and director Andrzej Zulawski.