Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (Roman Polański: moje życie), 2011

Posted on 29. Jul, 2013 by in Film Archive 2013

Screening Time: Sunday, Nov. 3 at 12 Noon

This documentary tells the extraordinary story of Roman Polanski’s life through a series of conversations with the director; beginning with his childhood in the Cracow ghetto, his first films in Poland, the tragedy of the murder of his pregnant wife Sharon Tate in Los Angeles, the move to Paris, the controversy surrounding his arrest in 1977, his career in Europe and America, crowned with an Oscar for The Pianist through his work and life today in France with his wife Emmanuelle Seigner.

The conversations were recorded during Roman Polanski’s stay in his home in Gstaad where he was under house arrest for several months after he was apprehended on his way to the Zurich Film Festival in 2009.

The conversations are illustrated with excerpts from Polanski’s films, news footage, press clippings, private and exclusive photos, and documents chronicling the filmmaker’s life.

Director: Laurent Bouzereau

Cast: Roman Polanski, Andrew Braunsberg

Time: 94 minutes