28.06. - 06.07.2013.
film program
Rosemary’s baby
1968, 136min
Roman Polanski
Ralph Bellamy, Mia Farrow, Sidney Blackmer, Ruth Gordan, John Cassavetes
Drama / Horror / Mystery
Official Trailer
Sinopsis: Possibly the best horror film ever made, this brilliant adaptation of Ira Levin's best-selling novel is the story of a loving young New York City couple who are expecting their first child. Like most first-time mothers, Rosemary (Mia Farrow) experiences confusion and fear. Her husband (John Cassavetes), an ambitious but unsuccessful actor, makes a pact with the devil that promises to send his career skyward. Director Roman Polanski elicits uniformly extraordinary performances from the all-star cast. Ruth Gordon won an Oscar. for her performance as an oversolicitous next-door neighbor in this classic chiller. Awards: AA Best Screenplay Adaptation, AA Best Supp. Actress
Bio: Roman Polanski was born in 1933 in Paris. He grew up in Poland at the outbreak of World War II. His mother was killed in Auschwitz, but he managed to escape from the Krakow ghetto and survived thanks to the help of local Poles while pretending to be Catholic. In 1962, he shot his debut, psychological thriller "Knife in the Water," which was nominated for Oscar and brought him worldwide fame. He made three feature films in England that were based on the original screenplays written by him and his frequent collaborator, Gerard Brach: Repulsion (1965), Cul-de-Sac (1966) and Dance of the Vampires (1967). Shortly afterwards, in 1968, Polanski went to the United States, where he made his first Hollywood film, Rosemary's Baby, and became one of the leading commercial directors. Films from the 70s: The first film he made after his pregnant wife Sharon Tate had been brutally murdered by Charles Manson’s cult was Macbeth (1971), a pale and violent film version of Shakespeare's tragedy, which was almost entirely filmed in the rugged areas of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. He then filmed What? (1972), Chinatown (1974) and The Tenant (1976). Later career: Tess (1979), Pirates (1986), Frantic (1988), Bitter Moon (1992), Death and the Maiden (1994), The Ninth Gate (1999), The Pianist (2002), Oliver Twist (2005), To Each His Own Cinema (2007 ), Ghostwriter (2010), Carnage (2011), Venus in Fur (2013). Awards: Winner of the Academy Award for Best Director and Best Picture The Pianist (2002), winner of the Palme d'Or for the film The Pianist (2002), Golden Globe winner for best director for the movie Chinatown (1974).