Before his new film “Carnage” opens The 49th New York Film Festival on September 30th, across town MoMA will offer month long retrospective of the complete work of Roman Polanski. The series starts on September 7th.
“This view of the world as something menacing is present from his debut feature, ‘Knife in the Water’ (1962), through his award-winning ‘The Ghost Writer’ (2010), wrote MoMA in its announcement today, “And yet the depth of feeling in his Oscar-winning Holocaust film ‘The Pianist’ speaks for itself. Like Alfred Hitchcock, who is in some sense Polanski’s stylistic mentor, the threat of chaos is always overlaid with wryly absurdist, dark humor—and frequently a triumphant humanism.”
Pictured: Roman Polanski directing Carnage. Image courtesy Sony Pictures Classics.