This long lost sci-fi masterpiece from maverick filmmaker Andrzej Zulawski screens at The Horse Hospital alongside an exhibition of costumes and ephemera from the film.
In 1975, the maverick arthouse director Andrzej Zulawski decided to adapt a trilogy of novels written by his great-uncle, Jerzy. The so-called 'Lunar Trilogy' is considered a landmark in Polish sci-fi and went on to inspire Stanislaw Lem's writing. Yet Zulawski's adaptation was not immediately fated for success. This epic, dystopian creation myth was shut down by the Communist party in 1977 after 80% of the footage was shot. The government then ordered the destruction of the film reels and all other set materials. Luckily, the film studio and crew ignored these orders, and Zulawski's fantastical creativity was preserved.
The programme includes a rare screening of On the Silver Globe, a unique exhibition of costumes from the film, and a panel discussion with artists.
They invite you to immerse yourself in the world of Zulawski at the Horse Hospital, a Grade II listed independent arts venue dedicated to underground and avant-garde media. Watch the Extended Fragment from ON THE SILVER GLOBE at the link.