Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 2: Wed Jan 2

Knife in the Water (Polanski, 1962): NFT1, BFI Southbank 8.45pm
This film screens as part of the Roman Polanski season in January and February at BFI Southbank. The details are here.

Chicago Reader review:
'Written with Jerzy Skolimowski (Moonlighting), this 1962 production was Roman Polanski's first feature film, and there are those who would still call it his best. A middle-aged married couple, intrigued by a young blond hitchhiker, invite him to spend a weekend on their yacht. The sexual tensions build slowly and subtly, and when they explode into violence, it seems to be the desired result.' JR Jones

Here is an extract.

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