Andrzej Zulawski RIP

Cinema has lost a truly unique voice.

Today, film fans everywhere mourn the loss of Andrzej Zulawski, director of a number of weird and wonderful films, including Cosmos, which came out internationally last year and still isn’t available in America.

Here at Birth.Movies.Death., we really love Zulawski’s 1981 film Possession. Over the years, we've come at this singular, challenging work from a number of angles. In every comment section, fans recommended Zulawski’s other works to us - films like The Devil, The Public Woman, and Szamanka. We didn't all heed that advice, but maybe today's news will move us - and you - to explore the other works in this artist's CV.

In honor of Zulawski’s passing, we’ve compiled these articles, along with a fun look at a Żuławski, Dolph Lundgren film called Le Tigre that, sadly, did not come to pass.

Here's Andrew Todd on The Possession's two central performances.

Here's Phil Nobile Jr.'s excellent look at the film.

Here we have a conversation between Noah Segan and filmmaker Adam Egypt Mortimer, in which they discuss the film as a "psychotronic breakup movie".

And finally, here is the article on Le Tigre.