Roman Polanski

in cooperation with the Filmstiftung NRW

Roman Polanski has always spoken out against attempts to draw too close a connection between his life and work, maybe because there is hardly any other director for whom that link seems so likely. The pessimistic view of the world in many of his films, the harrowing atrocities therein, the sense of the absurdity of human existence: all of that falls too well in line with a biography decisively shaped by experiences of wanton violence.