Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir
Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (2013)

Famed director Roman Polanski discusses his remarkable, often controversial, life and career with his longtime associate Andrew Braunsberg in conversations filmed during a time when Polanski was under house arrest in Switzerland. He talks… More

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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.

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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.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

A fine example of how sympathetic interviewing techniques can result in a probing interview that carries insights and emotion

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Jim Schembri
3AW

Polanski sure knows how to spin a yarn, whether it's with words or film.

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Peter Galvin
sbs.com.au

What rises to the surface and sparkles are Polanski's gifts as a raconteur, his fierce intelligence and his guile.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

There is something exquisitely personal about this documentary in which he tells his story in conversation with his friend of over 40 years, producer Andrew Braunsberg

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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.

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David Michael Brown
Empire Magazine Australasia

A fascinating, if workmanlike, insight into the life of a legend.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

There are not many revelations in this docu of Polanski, but it's refreshing that it restores the balance between the director's background and incredibly creative career and the 1977 sex scandal that's dominated the media for decades.

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