Adrien Brody (Władysław Szpilman), Thomas Kretschmann (capt. Wilm Hosenfeld), Frank Finlay (Władysław’s father), Maureen Lipman (Władysław’s mother), Emilia Fox (Dorota), Ed Stoppard (Henryk), Julia Rayner (Regina), Jessica Kate Meyer (Halina), Michał Żebrowski (Jurek)
In this adaptation of the autobiography “The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man’s Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945,” Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jewish radio station pianist, sees Warsaw change gradually as World War II begins. Szpilman is forced into the Warsaw Ghetto, but is later separated from his family during Operation Reinhard, the codename of the German plan to exterminate Poland’s Jews in German occupied Poland. From that time Szpilman hides in various locations among the ruins of Warsaw.
Acclaimed internationally, “The Pianist” received three Oscars, Roman Polanski for best director, Adrien Brody for best actor, and Ronald Harwood for best adapted screenplay. At the BAFTA awards, Polanski received the David Lean Directing award for Direction and, along with Robert Benmussa and Alain Sarde, he received the best picture award. “The Pianist” received a total of 53 international awards.
Director. Born in 1933 in Paris. Graduated from the Polish National Film School in Łódź (1959). In 1962, he directed his first feature-length film, “Knife in the Water.” The international recognition that followed, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film, gave Polanski the chance to bring his movies to a more mainstream audience. The following year, he moved to London, and later to USA. He returned to Europe in 1977. As an artist Polanski is able to instill in his work his unique personal vision of the world. Recurring themes in Polanski’s films include violence and victimization, isolation and alienation.
2017 Based on a True Story (D’après une histoire vraie)
2013 Venus in Fur (La Vénus à la fourrure) (Wenus w futrze)
2011 Carnage (Rzeź)
2010 The Ghost Writer (Autor widmo)
2007 To Each His Own Cinema[c] (Kino erotyczne [w] Kocham kino)
2005 Oliver Twist
2002 The Pianist (Pianista)
1999 The Ninth Gate (Dziewiąte wrote)
1994 Death and the Maiden (Śmierć i dziewczyna)
1992 Bitter Moon (Gorzkie gody)
1988 Frantic (Oszlały)
1986 Pirates (Piraci)
1976 Le Locataire (The Tenant) (Lokator)
1972 What? (Co?)
1971 Macbeth (Makbet)
1968 Rosemary’s Baby (Dziecko Rosemery)
1967 Dance of the Vampires (Taniec wampirów)
1966 Cul-de-sac (Matnia)
1965 Repulsion (Wstręt)
1964 The World’s Most Beautiful Swindlers (Les plus belles escroqueries du monde) (Najpiękniejsze oszustwa świata)
1962 Knife in the Water (Nóż w wodzie)
1958 Two Men and a Wardrobe (Dwaj ludzie z szafą) – short
(1517 West Fullerton Ave., Chicago)
SUNDAY, 11/11/2018 8:30 pm.
2002, 150 min,
France, Germany, Poland, United Kingdom
English, Polish, German, Russian, French, Turkish with English subtitles
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HERITAGE FILMS, STUDIO BABELSBERG,