Polanski’s lost his original leading man for Venus in Fur, but he’s not beating himself up about it.
Despite the big names on screen and behind the camera, Cosmopolis is the most niche film of 2012; emotionally frigid, wilfully obtuse and very, very talky. But it’s a delicacy, not a feast, and catching it in the right mood could leave you with one of the year’s more rewarding cinema experiences.
Did you ever wonder what Indiana Jones would have been like if he’d been a bit more French, significantly more female, and pursued by an inconveniently re-animated pterodactyl? Lucky for everyone then, that The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec is twisting its quick-witted moustachioed ways into cinemas nearby.