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
Documentary , Special Interest , Television
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Anagram Films

Critic Reviews for Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir

All Critics (10)

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.

Full Review… | November 10, 2013

...Cinedigm's decision to distribute it online makes perfect sense - you might feel cheated seeing this in a theatre, but it's definitely worth watching at home if you have any interest in Polanski and his work.

Full Review… | November 3, 2013

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

Full Review… | March 17, 2013

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.

Full Review… | February 28, 2013
Concrete Playground

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

Full Review… | February 22, 2013
FILMINK (Australia)

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

Full Review… | February 22, 2013

Audience Reviews for Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir

Doc is all about taking side, don't even fantasize or believe it is absolutely fair & justifiable. That said, this one still does help a lot understanding the story of Roman Polanski -- in his words.


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