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Interview with Roman Polanski

1/ What was the reason why you produced 4week end of Champion’ 40 years ago ? First of all, because I was a fan of Formula 1 racings at that time, and car races in general. I was in fact in a race school names ‘The Racing Stables’but that was no the main reason. The main reason is I wanted to make a movie upon Jackie, who was my friend for a few years, who I admired quite a lot, as a champ but also as a man. So the reason was simple. 2/ Why did you only produce, and not dir...

Karl Spoerri (Zurich Fest Artistic Director) comments his festival and the Polanski hiatus

I had the opportunity to interview Karl Spoerri Artistic Director of Zurich Film Festival a few days before the festival was over. Polanski's arrest  suddenly put the festival in the spotlight. It clearly was wrong unwanted publicity...but still publicity. This being said, my first question to Karl BC: What are you most proud of in the 2009 edition of Zurich festival? RS: A brilliant competition (30 films in 3 competitions) so beautiful, and the reaction in the audience wonde...

Polanski busted before his Zurich Fest homage

The Zurich Film Festival received an unexpected international focus in the media when the news of Polanski's arrest became public. Polanski Le Locataire The tenant Roman Polanski was arrested september 27th by Swiss police in connection with a 32-year-old sex case at the request of U.S. authorities as the director arrived in the country to...

Bangkok World Film Fest (2005) opens with Polanski's Oliver

October 16, 2005 BANGKOK ~ The 3rd annual World Film Festival got under way in Bangkok today (Saturday 15 Oct) following Friday night’s grand opening at which Roman Polanski was guest of honour for the Asian premiere of his latest film, Oliver Twist. The veteran director, who is no stranger to Thailand and who even speaks a smattering of Thai, introduced the film as his first attempt to produce work that will appeal to children as well as adults. “I have children of my ow...