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Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir

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Meet the director...

Two aging men sat at a table, talking. That is the simple set-up for this life-trawling documentary by Andrew Braunsberg, Polanski’s producer and great friend of 50 years. Filmed while the Polish director was under house arrest in Switzerland in 2010, it sees Braunsberg cajole his subject into discussing his childhood in the Krakow ghetto, the murder of his second wife (actress Sharon Tate) by the Manson Family in 1969, and his arrest for statutory rape eight years later.

The career is rather skimmed over but autobiographical links are forged via astute use of film stills and archive footage.

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