A Roma family lives in the vacant Gesù convent in Brussels. As Desiere is working on a fiction film with them, a real eviction of the residents becomes more and more likely.
“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 inhabitants 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.