Żuławski returns with Cosmos
Andrzej Żuławski adapts Witold Gombrowicz’s masterpiece Cosmos and shoots his first film after 14 years.
Andrzej Żuławski is currently shooting his first film after 14 years. The 13th feature film by the acclaimed Polish director is entitled Cosmos and is a bleak and metaphysical thriller that is an adaptation of the same titled novel by the Polish writer Witold Gombrowicz.
According to the pictures that French actress Clémentine Pons tweeted the shooting of Cosmos is underway in Portugal and it is already in its 4th week.
Żuławski himself also informed us about the shooting as he posted a picture of the screenplay simply entitled Cosmos.
Cosmos is the last novel by Witold Gombrowicz and it was published in 1965 in Paris. It is the story of Witold, a witty and pathetic student and Fuchs, a depressed young man who seek the solitude in Zakopane, a countryside town of southern Poland. As they rent a room in a small guesthouse their peace is disturbed by a series of random occurrences that suggest to their susceptible minds a pattern with sinister meanings. Cosmos tries to balance between humor and the extremity of paranoia and it is considered the pinnacle of Gombrowicz’s work.
According to the official reports the cast will have French and Portuguese actors. Jonathan Genet will play Witold and Johan Libéreau will be Fuchs. The other confirmed actors will be Sabine Azéma, Victória Guerra, Andy Gillet, Ricardo Pereira, Jean-François Balmer and of course Clémentine Pons.
Cosmos is the first film for Żuławski since La Fidélité (Fidelity, 2000) with Sophie Marceau in the lead role. The director for the past years was focused on writing books with some of them creating conflicts in his homeland.