Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir – dir. Laurent Bouzereau, 2011

date: 30/07/2012 time: 19:00 place: Allianz Cinema film program: world under canvas film program: the audience poll artistic program: films

UK, IT, DE | 2011 | 90 min.
reż|dir Laurent Bouzereau prod|pro Luca Barbareschi, Christoph Fisser, Henning Molfenter, Charlie Woebcken zdj|ph Pawel Edelman muz|mus Alexandre Desplat mon|ed Jeff Pickett ob|cast Roman Polański, Andrew Braunsberg, Catherine Deneuve, Samantha Geimer, Emmanuelle Seigner, Sharon Tate, Andrzej Wajda dys|dis Film Point Group


Roman Polański sits in front of his friend Andrew Braunsberg and makes an attempt to tell the camera the story of his life. It is not the first time: in the 80’s he published an extensive autobiography with a modest title “Roman”. The outstanding  director highlights that he has nothing more to add and this is his final statement on numerous topics still kindling journalists and scandal hunters. It is then a narrative long awaited by the director’s fans. Polański treasures his privacy very much and does not answer all questions, the most intimate confessions leaving for beyond the camera.

His life has been very rich and painful at the same time. Holocaust experience, Stalinism, swinging London, career in Hollywood, murder of Sharon Tate, accusation of rape on Samanta Gailey, escape to Europe and finally arrest in Switzerland: all the events overlap to make a mosaic story on career and suffering of an outstanding director, a stranger from Eastern Europe.

Laurent Bouzereau (1962)
A French filmmaker. Most renowned director of films for special features on home release DVDs. His name appears in nearly 150 “making-of” films. In the 90’s of the last century he left France for the USA where he collated set footage and wrote a book on Brian de Palma’s output. He cooperates with leading distributors (e.g. Criterion) and makes documentaries on well-known films.