BEAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

ON THE SILVER GLOBE

SYNOPSIS

A group of cosmic explorers lands on an inhabitable planet and forms a society. When the original team dies, their children revert to a primitive native culture that will eventually evolve into a society divided into numerous classes, waiting for the arrival of a messiah. Βased on "The Lunar Trilogy" written by his great-uncle Jerzy, Andrzej Żuławski created a labyrinthine allegorical saga whose overambitious production had been interrupted by the Polish government before its finishing. A decade later, the director completed his vision replacing the missing scenes with his own narration, delivering what is considered to be one of the most epic science fiction never finished.

BIOGRAPHY

Andrzej Żuławski (22 November 1940 – 17 February 2016) was a Polish film director and writer. Żuławski often went against mainstream commercialism in his films, and enjoyed success mostly with European art-house audiences. In the late 1950s, he studied cinema in France. His second feature, The Devil (1972), was banned in communist Poland, and Żuławski went to France. After the success of That Most Important Thing: Love in 1975, he returned to Poland where he spent two years making On the Silver Globe (not released until 1988). The work on this film was interrupted and destroyed by the authorities. After that, Żuławski moved to France where he became known for controversial and violent art-house films such as Possession (1981). His films have received awards at various international film festivals. Żuławski had also written several novels, for example: Il était Un Verger, Lity Bór (a.k.a. La Forêt Forteresse), W Oczach Tygrysa, and Ogród Miłości.

Visegrad Film Hub
Lost Sci-Fi Epic

Andrzej Żuławski

POLAND

1977/1987

FIC.

164'

PT/EN