“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...”

Witold Gombrowicz1


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 Balász en Rastjo Vaňo.


  • 1. Witold Gombrowicz, Cosmos (New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 2005).