The French newspaper "Le Figaro" sat down for an interview with director Roman Polanski, whose new film, "Carnage," based on Yasmina Reza's French play "God of Carnage," was released in France yesterday. Below is a translation of their Q and A.
Sunday, October 23. Roman Polanski sits in a small room at the Plaza Athénée. He is dressed in a jacket and open-necked shirt, visibly comfortable at a meeting of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). An hour of conversation has passed regarding his new film, "Carnage," based on the play by Yasmina Reza. Smiling and attentive, the 78-year old filmmaker discusses his career passionately and with tongue-in-cheek humor. Only one topic is off limits: his recent trouble with the law.