Thursday, July 24, 2008

Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

I saw this on HBO last month and was surprised how good it was and that it had debuted on cable rather than in the theaters. Apparently, it hadn't. It played for a couple days in CA in the spring and now is out in NY and LA to gain Oscar consideration.

The film focuses mostly on how Polanski was railroaded by a press hungry judge and why he felt that he had no recourse other than to hightail it on out of here. It doesn't make excuses for his lecherous young girl ways but the film is pretty convincing that Polanski got screwed. The interviews with the victim are also quite illuminating. She has stated many times that Polanski should be allowed back. A thought provoking documentary to say the least.

Directed by Marina Zenovich
2008
HBO

1 comment:

Gamera said...

I think that anybody who made gems like Rosemary's Baby and The Tenant should get a pass.