Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir
About The Film
The celebrated but scandalized Polish-French filmmaker shares emotionally raw recollections of the painful life episodes that continue to haunt his career in ROMAN POLANSKI: A FILM MEMOIR.
The core of this enthralling biography is culled from some 20 hours of intimate conversations shot by longtime friend and producer Andrew Braunsberg, who was instrumental in securing Polanski’s participation in the film. With an unguarded honesty and visible pain, Polanski sets the record straight regarding the 1968 murder of his pregnant wife Sharon Tate by followers of the Manson family cult, and his 1977 sexual encounter with a 13-year-old girl, which led to his exile and eventual arrest thirty years later. Perhaps most moving, however, are the harrowing accounts of his childhood in the Kraków Ghetto where he narrowly escaped Nazi capture.
Brief clips from such Polanski masterworks as The Pianist, Tess and Rosemary’s Baby establish the close connection between the Oscar-winning director’s tragic circumstances and his artistic achievements.
Film DetailsDirector: Laurent Bouzereau
Country: United Kingdom
Running Time: 94 min.
Subjects: Arts & Culture, Biography, Holocaust, World War II