Almost no subject is as polarizing as Roman Polanski’s sex abuse scandal, and that fact makes us cautious with editorializing. But if you need another reminder, check out this vintage interview with the director and Diane Sawyer from 1994 and you get a good sense of how provocative the case is. Anywho, the trailer has dropped for “Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out,” the documentary follow-up by director Marina Zenovich to her 2008 film “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired,” and it’s no secret whose side she is on.
The new film details Polanski’s arrest at the 2009 Zurich Film Festival and ensuing 10-month imprisonment following a re-opening of his case after ‘Want and Desired’ aroused public attention. The true intrigue lies in the fact that Zenovich’s original project may have seriously added to the momentum leading up to the re-arrest — a fact that the filmmaker acknowledges in “Odd Man Out” but seems ambivalent about — you can read our review here.
The film opens in limited release on March 26th. In the meantime, check out the trailer and behold exactly what you’re expecting.