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      Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir

      2011 1 hr. 30 min. Documentary List
      92% 12 Reviews Tomatometer 75% 100+ Ratings Audience Score The life of artist and film director Roman Polanski. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member A great interview that lets you get close and know about the life of a great filmmaker Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Straightforward conversation between Polanski and his longtime friend and colleague Andrew Braunsberg, filmed while Polanski was under house arrest in Switzerland. There's little that is revelatory, but it goes a long way to humanise and explain the man. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member A life of an artist in front and behind of the Lens. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Doc is all about taking side, don't even fantasize or believe it is absolutely fair & justifiable. That said, this one still does help a lot understanding the story of Roman Polanski -- in his words. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting and somewhat tragic life. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Candid chat provides welcome insight (and remorse), but travels well-worn ground and plays like a DVD extra. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Giuseppe Sedia Kino Mania Genuine camaraderie was a prerequisite for Polański to open up in front of the camera. In Bouzereau’s feature, life and art are entangled in a jungle of cross-references as Polański lays himself bare without self-indulgence. Rated: 4/5 Jan 23, 2024 Full Review David Lamble Bay Area Reporter [This doc] consists of the director's honest, contrite but always moving and thoughtful analysis of how fate channels the best and worst sides of our nature. Jun 8, 2020 Full Review Christopher Schobert The Playlist Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir is a rare opportunity to hear a master filmmaker speak about his life. Both his haters and fans will agree, it is a highly watchable documentary. But don't expect either group to feel they have heard the whole story. Rated: B- Nov 10, 2013 Full Review Jim Schembri 3AW Polanski sure knows how to spin a yarn, whether it's with words or film. Rated: 3/5 Mar 17, 2013 Full Review Lauren Carroll Harris Concrete Playground There's no doubt Polanski is a major artist, and his fans will probably get a lot out of his recollections, but don't expect any rigorous attention to the ethics of documentary-making. This is a personal exercise in public atonement. Rated: 2/5 Feb 28, 2013 Full Review Travis Johnson FILMINK (Australia) An intimate and compelling, albeit sympathetic, portrait of this filmmaking legend, whose often tragedy tinged real life story eclipses his extraordinary onscreen work. Feb 22, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis The life of artist and film director Roman Polanski.
      Laurent Bouzereau
      Executive Producer
      Timothy Burrill
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 7, 2017