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Roman Polanski

Posted in 50 Directors Summary, Roman Polanski on December 10, 2009 by Kanpoj K.

Roman Polanski

He was born on 18 August 1933, Paris, France . He had a very tough childhood. He was serrated from his parent during Work War II. His parent were sent to the concentration camp where his mom eventually died. He as a child managed to survive by wandering around the Polish countryside, living with Catholic families. During that time, he was frequently exposed to the German films. In 1945, he reunited with his father and was sent to a technical school but he wanted to study fillm.

In 1950s, he study acting and was perform in Andrzej Wajda’s Pokolenie (1955). Then he went to Lodz Film School. His first feature was debut, Nóz w wodzie (1962) which was a post-war film but was not about the war theme. He went to Paris to continue making film. His later films Repulsion (1965) and Cul-de-sac (1966) won many awards including Silver and Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festivals.

He went to Hollywood in 1968. He made a psychological thriller film Rosemary’s Baby (1968). He returned to Europe after a death of his wife Sharon Tate. He continued making film like Chinatown (1974) and Tess (1979). He often act in the other directors’ films.

His interesting films

Repulsion (1965)

Cul-de-sac (1966)

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Chinatown (1974)

Tess (1979)