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ON THE SILVER GLOBE (1988)

Drama, Science Fiction 2h 46m

The 14th edition of Perspectives Film Festival presents: A sprawling lost Polish sci-fi film so contentious it was banned mid-production.

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In a quest for freedom away from the violence that has ravaged Earth, a haphazardly recruited team of astronauts starts civilisation afresh on a distant planet. Communication breaks down as it becomes rife with discord and distrust. Decades later, lone astronaut Marek seeks refuge on the same planet after a romance gone wrong. Here, he discovers a society stricken by war and terror—one that immediately hails him as a deity; their destined saviour. Rising to his new title, Marek leads them in a charge to the death against the bird-like creatures that have enslaved them.

Director

Andrzej Zulawski

Language

Polish

Subtitles

English, English Non Pre roll

Country

Poland