Ruben Desiere, 2014

“It will be difficult to continue this story of mine. I don't even know if it is a story. It is difficult to call this a story, this constant... clustering and falling apart... of elements...”
- from Kosmos by Witold Gombrowicz

Up until November 2013, the Gesù convent in Brussels was home to around 250 people including a number of Roma families originating from Slovakia. Over the months leading up to their impending eviction, Ruben Desiere worked with a number of the inhabitans to create a film. Kosmos is loosely based on the book of the same name by the Polish author Witold Gombrowicz. It focuses on the family of Kevin Mroč who had been living at Gesù for three years, and also features two newcomers, Mižu Balázs en Rasto Vaňo.

with Vladimír Balázs, Rastislav Vaňo, Eva Mroćová, Bartolomej Mroč, Kevin Mroč, Marta Dunová & Nassar Khelil

director & camera Ruben Desiere
assistant director Pavol Balog & Stijn Cousaert
sound Nina de Vroome, Hannes Verhoustraete, Rasmus Van Heddeghem, Olivia Rochette & Timeau De Keyser
grip Simon Van den Abeele
editing Ruben Desiere & Elias Grootaers
sound editing Sabrina Calmels
sound mixing Vasco Pimentel
colour correction Olivier Ogneux
graphic design Mario Debaene

distribution Avila