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Watch: Trailer For ‘Roman Polanski: Wanted And Desired’ Follow-Up To ‘Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out’

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • March 15, 2013 11:01 AM
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Almost no subject is as polarizing as Roman Polanski’s sex abuse scandal, and that fact makes us cautious with editorializing. But if you need another reminder, check out this vintage interview with the director and Diane Sawyer from 1994 and you get a good sense of how provocative the case is. Anywho, the trailer has dropped for “Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out,” the documentary follow-up by director Marina Zenovich to her 2008 film “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired,” and it’s no secret whose side she is on.

NYFF Review: 'Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out' Depicts A Filmmaker In Crisis Mode Overshadowing Her Subject

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 28, 2012 9:57 AM
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In “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired,” filmmaker Marina Zenovich attempted to shine a light on the darker corners of the Polanski rape case that forced him to flee the country. Its affect was considerable in the public perception of his case, to the point where it was soon reopened by investigators. Unfortunately, that led to a legal reconsideration as well, bringing heat to a longstanding desire from law enforcement officials to bring Polanski to justice. There’s no room for compassionate reconsideration in the world of law enforcement, but Zenovich’s follow-up, “Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out,” suggests that there’s possibly room for deception and corruption.

NYFF: Marina Zenovich Talks About Her "Complicated" Relationship With Roman Polanski, Discusses Richard Pryor Doc

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 20, 2012 11:04 AM
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Few could have predicted the after-effects of Marina Zenovich’s “Roman Polanski: Wanted And Desired.” Analyzing the circuitous legal route of Roman Polanski’s trial and subsequent departure from the United States, the picture actually featured evidence allowing lawyers to re-open the case. Giving momentum to the legal proceedings, the case’s reawakening began a chain of events that led to Swiss authorities nabbing the filmmaker as he touched down for the Zurich Film Festival, beginning a new battle in the courts.

New Images From Laurent Cantet's 'Foxfire,' Francois Ozon's 'In The House,' Isabelle Huppert In 'Dormant Beauty' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2012 6:10 PM
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Though we got it once before as a 1992 Annette Haywood-Carter film starring a young Angelina Jolie and (eventual) Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis, there's certainly room for improvement. And when you have "The Class" director Laurent Cantent deciding to take on the classic Joyce Carol Oates novel "Foxfire: Confessions Of A Girl Gang," and bring it to the big screen, our interest is piqued.

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