Kino Lorber has acquired North American rights to Cosmos, the first feature film in 15 years from Polish director Andrzej Żuławski, whose horror pic Possession starring Sam Neill and Isabelle Adjani played at Cannes in 1981. The indie distributor plans a theatrical release this summer before a VOD rollout in the fall.
Adapted by Witold Gombrowicz’s absurdist novel, Cosmos centers on Witold (Jonathan Genet), who has just failed the bar, and his companion Fuchs (Johan Libéreau), who has recently quit his fashion job. During a stay at a guesthouse, an incident launches Witold’s reality into a whirlwind of tension, histrionics, foreboding omens, and surrealistic logic as he becomes obsessed with the guesthouse owner’s newly married daughter Lena (Victoria Guerra).
Film Movement has acquired Robin Pront’s debut feature film The Ardennes, which is from Belgium’s 2012 Foreign Language Oscar nominee Bullhead producer Savage Films. A 2016 theatrical and VOD release is planned.
The thriller, which premiered in the fall at Toronto, tells the story of the complex relationship between two brothers, working class criminals Dave (Jeroen Perceval) and Kenny (Kevin Jansens). When Kenny, the younger brother, is released from prison years sooner than expected, he’s eager to resume their former ways, but doesn’t realize that his brother and erstwhile girlfriend Sylvie (Veerle Baetens) have been clean for years and are now expecting their first child together. Yet no one, including Dave, knows how to tell Kenny.
Here’s the international trailer: