Early Roman Polanski Program
Introduced by James Greenberg, author of Roman Polanski: A Retrospective. Mr. Greenberg will sign copies after the screening.
Friday, October 25, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
Includes the following films:
Breaking the Party
1958. Poland. Directed by Roman Polanski. In Polish; English subtitles. 8 min.
Two Men and a Wardrobe
1958. Poland. Directed by Roman Polanski. In Polish; English subtitles. 15 min.
The Fat and the Lean
1961. France. Directed by Roman Polanski. In Polish; English subtitles. 12 min.
Knife in the Water
1962. Poland. Directed by Roman Polanski. With Leon Niemczyk, Jolanta Umecka, Zygmunt Malanowicz. In Polish; English subtitles. 94 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
Sign up for now to receive MoMA's biweekly Film E-News