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817 Ratings

On the Silver Globe

Na srebrnym globie

Directed by Andrzej Żuławski
Poland, 1988
Sci-Fi, Avant-Garde


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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On the Silver Globe Directed by Andrzej Żuławski
An overwhelming, frequently disorienting film, party by design, partly by circumstance… The finished product is, by the filmmaker’s admission, disjointed and incomplete, yet what’s there is so astonishing and downright scary that one can easily accept the film on its own terms. Indeed the shambolic structure adds to GLOBE’s effectiveness as a fever dream, as one’s mind constantly races to assemble to disparate pieces.
October 06, 2017
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The film is alive with the wild energy of its director determined to create a work that is both totally unique and absolutely, solely his vision. Within this extremely intense, sometimes baffling but always fascinating fable, Żuławski explores the struggle between an inherent, unique identity, and the self as defined by the outside world and others.
July 25, 2017
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The team responsible for the new digital restoration conceived of it as the third moment in the completion of On the Silver Globe, returning the film’s colour scheme to the original intentions of the filmmakers. The success of this venture is open to examination, but in any case, the radiantly delirious quality of the film remains thankfully unimpinged by the digital makeover.
March 17, 2017
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