Early Roman Polanski Program
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
Includes the following films:
Knife in the Water
1962. Poland. Directed by Roman Polanski. With Leon Niemczyk, Jolanta Umecka, Zygmunt Malanowicz. In Polish; English subtitles. 94 min.
The Fat and the Lean
1961. France. Directed by Roman Polanski. In Polish; English subtitles. 12 min.
Two Men and a Wardrobe
1958. Poland. Directed by Roman Polanski. In Polish; English subtitles. 15 min.
Breaking the Party
1958. Poland. Directed by Roman Polanski. In Polish; English subtitles. 8 min.
Polanski, who turned 80 in August, is one of our greatest living cinema treasures. In these early shorts and his first feature, we see both a throwback to the Surrealists and a prescient artist anticipating our contemporary absurdity. Already victimized by the tragedy of the Holocaust and on the cusp of a life filled with trauma, young Polanski was one of the few authentically visionary talents to emerge in modern cinema.
In the Film exhibition An Auteurist History of Film
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