Regina Weinreich: Roman Polanski: Wanted, Desired, and in His Own Words
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Known as much for his personal life as for his film career, director Roman Polanski's last scandal, for having illegal sex with a 13-year-old and his flight from justice, still polarizes the public. "I don't care," said one viewer after a private screening of a new documentary, Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir, a conversation between his longtime friend, producer Andrew Braunsberg and the filmmaker while he was under house arrest in Gstaad, Switzerland, "he still had sex with a teen."
The documentary, consisting of two men talking, inspired by My Dinner with Andre, may still not sit well with viewers unnerved by the famed director's transgressions, but this memoir also goes into his stellar career and the more horrific aspects of his life, deftly melding his memories with archival footage. He was himself a child when he began his odyssey through World War II Krakow, his mother taken directly to a death camp, his father to Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria. Clips from Th
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