In 1975, the maverick arthouse director Andrzej Żuławski 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 Stanisław Lem’s writing. Yet Żuławski’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 Żuławski’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.
We invite you to immerse yourself in the world of Żuławski at the Horse Hospital, a Grade II listed independent arts venue dedicated to underground and avant-garde media.
Film Screening: Friday 12 April / 19:00 / The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD
Lost in Transmission Discussion: Saturday 13 April / 19:00 / The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD