Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir

2013

Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (2013)

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Famed director Roman Polanski discusses his remarkable, often controversial, life and career with his longtime associate Andrew Braunsberg in conversations filmed during a time when Polanski was under house arrest in Switzerland. He talks about his childhood during the holocaust, the tragic death of his first wife Sharon Tate, his ongoing legal battles, and many of his classic films including Chinatown, Rosemary's Baby, and The Pianist. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

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Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir is a rare opportunity to hear a master filmmaker speak about his life. Both his haters and fans will agree, it is a highly watchable documentary. But don't expect either group to feel they have heard the whole story.

Nov 10, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Polanski sure knows how to spin a yarn, whether it's with words or film.

Mar 17, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

There's no doubt Polanski is a major artist, and his fans will probably get a lot out of his recollections, but don't expect any rigorous attention to the ethics of documentary-making. This is a personal exercise in public atonement.

Feb 28, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

An intimate and compelling, albeit sympathetic, portrait of this filmmaking legend, whose often tragedy tinged real life story eclipses his extraordinary onscreen work.

Feb 22, 2013 | Full Review…

What rises to the surface and sparkles are Polanski's gifts as a raconteur, his fierce intelligence and his guile.

Feb 22, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A fascinating, if workmanlike, insight into the life of a legend.

Feb 22, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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