Sunday, 13 January 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 19: Sat Jan 19

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

There's an excellent new review of this Polanski movie by Tim Robey in the Telegraph which you can read 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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