It’s fair to describe the trailer for Kosmos, as more than a little baffling, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Kosmos is a film about a mysterious man who arrives in a small, snowbound village. The stranger arrives in time to resuscitate a young boy, who had recently drowned.
At first Kosmos (played by Sermet Yesil) is welcomed as a miracle-worker, but it soon becomes apparent that he’s unable to integrate himself into this small community, when he resorts to theft and begins arousing suspicions. This is the Turkish director’s sixth film and I’m sure it will be bursting with philosophical ideas and questions aplenty. And if it doesn’t, well, the cinematography doesn’t look too shabby.
So, ahead of Spielberg’s seminal film being released on Blu-Ray (this autumn), we’re being treated to a brief theatrical run -something I’m very grateful for. I make no bones about it, JAWS is -in my opinion -the best American film… EVER!
It’s also Spielberg’s best film and establishes some of the director’s favourite’s tropes, tropes which he continues to use to this day.
The book might have been about infidelity, but the film is all about a big-bloody-shark, a shark that’s all too happy to eat his way through Amity -not forgetting Robert Shaw, who is on magnificent form here. Do yourself a favour and go see the definitive summer blockbuster on the silver-screen, while you can.