Thursday, 18 February 2016
Vale Andrzej Zulawski - Under the radar
Zulawski had left Poland after his second feature The Devil (1972) had been banned and the above film was his first in France. It set him up with a reputation as a wild boy and controversialist and that's what he regularly tried to deliver. His next film in 1981 Possession starred Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neill and involved a woman who rather humiliated herself with some slimy objects. At least that's my memory. It didn't repeat the success but Zulawski never stopped trying and made another dozen or so movies. I'm not aware of any of his later films reaching Australia but they probably did on DVD and through other sources like the French Film Festival and other events.