A small group of cosmic explorers, including a woman, leaves Earth to start a new civilization. They do not realize that within themselves they carry the end of their own dream. They die one by one, while their children revert to a primitive native culture, creating new myths and a new god.
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En adaptant la fresque littéraire de son grand-oncle Jerzy, Zulawski a créé l'un des plus étranges "films malades" de tous les temps. Un genre de sommet dans la science-fiction hystéro-mystico-psychotique (!), plein d'ellipses temporelles et de béances narratives difficiles à suivre... Un pur ovni filmique aux images souvent sidérantes et choquantes, d'une noirceur totale dans son discours sur l'humanité.
"There are rumors that the sea did not part when you looked at it." On the Silver Globe lends itself equally to at least two extreme reactions, the first being dumbstruck awe and the second being a compulsive mania for exegesis and contextualization, between which the receptive viewer oscillates in abject fascination. https://bostonhassle.com/on-the-silver-globe-1988-dir-andrzej-zulawski/
Boundless, gargantuan, otherworldly, cerebral, visceral; a work that goes far beyond what would be defined as "ambitious". This is a breathtakingly colossal landmark in artistic invention, ambition and cinematic realisation. A film which can be called a bona-fide masterpiece, with complete and earnest conviction. What an experience.
Utterly breathless, complex and engrossing. A scintillating visual reverie put into motion with sheer inventiveness and thought-provoking notions and above all an intricate portrayal of all that is human and instinctual in all of us - the often mentioned duality of man - a film highly rewarding both in style and in substance. --- The comment does not do justice to this masterpiece, even so... I will not forget this.