Run time : 150 minutes
English with English subtitles.
13th July 2008 : 5.45 pm
Crafted without a whiff of melodrama, this motion picture takes a steady, unflinching look at the plight of Jews in
There are no concentration camp scenes. Instead of taking us into the depths of Auschwitz, the film leaves us on the streets of
The Pianist opens in 1939
Recognizing that The Pianist is a true story adds another layer to its impact. However, it is Polanski's mastery that makes this movie unforgettable. While The Pianist has a strong, clear narrative, the director uses music and images to emblazon Wladyslaw's struggle on our memories.
Roman Raymond Polanski (born August 18, 1933) is an Academy Award-winning film director, writer, actor and producer. After beginning his career in
He was educated at the Polish film school in Łódź,
He is also known for his tumultuous personal life. He lived in German-occupied
Polanski is admired by many other filmmakers all over the world for his genius as a director.