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  • Knife in the Water

    1962. Poland. Roman Polanski. 94 min.

  • The Fat and the Lean

    1961. France. Roman Polanski. 15 min.

Thursday, May 22, 2008, 8:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • Knife in the Water

    1962. Poland. Directed by Roman Polanski. Screenplay by Polanski, Jerzy Skolimowski, Jakub Goldberg. Music by Krzysztof Komeda. With Leon Niemczyk, Jolanta Umecka, Zygmunt Malanowicz. Polanski's breakthrough feature has all the hallmarks of his best work—suspense, eroticism, psychological acuity, and morbid wit. The film was condemned by Communist Party secretary Wladyslaw Gomulka for its degenerate "Western" values, even as it captivated critics and audiences worldwide, earning an Oscar nomination and appearing on the cover of Time magazine. A young hitchhiker accompanies a successful, cocky sportswriter and his beautiful wife on a weekend sailing trip, provoking a sadistic contest between the two men for her affection. Komeda's spare melodies for jazz quartet add to the film's menacing, sensuous atmosphere. [[web]]On May 19, selections of Komeda's music will be performed live at the Museum by the Tomasz Stanko Quartet with special guest Billy Harper during A Concert Tribute to Krzysztof Komeda.[[endblock]] [[kiosk]]On May 19, selections of Komeda's music will be performed live at the Museum by the Tomasz Stanko Quartet with special guest Billy Harper during A Concert Tribute to Krzysztof Komeda.[[endblock]] In Polish, English subtitles. 94 min.

  • The Fat and the Lean

    1961. France. Written and directed by Roman Polanski. Music by Krzysztof Komeda. With Polanski, André Katzelbach. An absurdist tale of master and slave that mixes comedy, cruelty, and a motley array of musical sounds. 15 min.

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