Saturday, April 13, 2024

Watch the Trailer for New Documentary about Director Roman Polanski’s Early Life in Krakow, Poland During World War II and the Holocaust


“This documentary follows Roman Polanski in the city where he lived as a child, in the company of his lifelong friend, photographer Ryszard Horowitz, a Holocaust survivor, whom he met in the Jewish ghetto of Krakow during the Second World War. Together, they walk the streets and confront their memories…

Controversial director Roman Polanski had a life before his legal troubles.

He grew up in Krakow, Poland during World War II. His navigation through the war and the Holocaust have been written about but now Polanski talks about his memories of the time with Ryszard Horowitz. “Promenade a Cracovie” is being released abroad on July 5th. Mateusz Kudla et Anna Kokoszka-Romer are the directors. I hope someone in the US has the good sense to bring it here.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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