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    1. July 25, 2014

      Venus in Fur – DVD review

      Roman Polanski, 2013 Artificial Eye Polanski’s wife Emmanuelle Seigner is impressive as tarty, streetwise Vanda (shades of...

    2. March 28, 2014

      The Diary: Caroline Daniel

      On my way to Clapham Junction, a picture in the window of a charity shop catches my eye. It’s a portrait of a woman: with...

    1. July 26, 2013

      Creative differences

       My Lunches With Orson: Conversations Between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles, edited by Peter Biskind, Metropolitan Books,...

    2. December 26, 2012

      Two versions of Polanski

      People behaving badly. There have been few better subjects in film and no filmmaker better at tackling it than Roman...

    3. November 20, 2012

      The best films show business at its worst

      Hollywood has always been the world capital of the film industry, and movies are the quintessential American art form....

    4. May 28, 2012

      Prada’s ‘A Therapy’

      Client: Prada; Director: Roman Polanski; Territory: Cannes Film Festival/global;Verdict: 4/5 The quirky art-house flick that...

    5. February 2, 2012

      Film releases: February 3

      The words “family entertainment”, so often a warning to filmgoers, are redefined by Roman Polanski’s Carnage. It is...

    6. December 29, 2011

      The best movies of 2011

      Cinema levels and liberalises the planet. A critic surveys the best films that became part of the world’s story in 2011 –...

    7. October 21, 2011

      Between heaven and earth

      When a ceiling collapsed last year in Rome, it seemed to be just another story of municipal neglect. A big chunk of the...

    8. September 11, 2011

      Faust’s magic is accessible to all

      The angels made them do it. With a daring and justice that should be recorded in Venetian history, the jury of the 68th...

    9. September 5, 2011

      Carnage amid the canals

      Judging by the first week, you’d think one of three demands needed to be met to enter a movie at this year’s Venice Film...

    10. May 20, 2011

      Canned for controversy, uncontrite to the last

      Lars von Trier, the world’s press reported this week, has finally gone too far. A few ill-chosen words by an...

    11. May 20, 2011

      Reminded of the Polanski case

      From Mr George J. Grumbach, Jr. Sir, The denial of bail to Dominique Strauss-Kahn is at least in significant part due to the...

    12. August 21, 2010

      Martha’s Vineyard in the Baltic

      Wicker chairs on the beach at Ahlbeck If my straw poll is anything to go by, you may not have heard of the island of Usedom....

    13. July 12, 2010

      Swiss refuse to extradite Polanski to US

      The Swiss government said on Monday that Roman Polanski, the film director, would not be sent to the US because of potential...

    14. April 15, 2010

      Power and the perfect loser

      Roman Polanski, the tortured genius, is a specialist in the trashy thriller. His characters often find themselves chasing...

    15. April 14, 2010

      Film releases: April 16

      In over his head: Ewan McGregor as the hapless hack in Roman Polanski’s ‘The Ghost’ Roman Polanski, the tortured genius, is...

    16. April 9, 2010

      Roman Polanski has 'the gift of the nose'

      Roman Polanski during filming of ‘The Ghost Writer’ The gift of the nose” is how Jerzy Mierzejiewski, one of Roman...

    17. February 23, 2010

      Ghosts and the corporate gurus

      For an activity that usually sticks to the shadows, ghostwriting has been enjoying (or enduring) a rare moment in the...

    18. February 22, 2010

      Berlin prefers a taste of 'Honey'

      At the 60th Berlin Film Festival, the Golden Bear had its way. "Show me the honey!" it had said from day one. And lo, Honey...

    19. February 21, 2010

      Berlin Film Festival: the winners

      Near-abstract: Semih Kaplanoglu’s film ‘Honey’ At the 60th Berlin Film Festival, the Golden Bear had its way. “Show me the...

    20. December 30, 2009

      Guide Spring film festivals around the world

      Berlin Berlinale In its 60th year, the Berlinale has become the city's biggest cultural event - and, with 270,000 tickets...

    21. The World

      October 14, 2009

      Why are the French so depressed?

      President Sarkozy has taken the political lead in promoting “happiness” economics. He even appointed a Stiglitz-led...

    22. The World

      October 12, 2009

      The Swiss worry about their future

      The Swiss are sometimes accused of being smug. But that doesn’t seem to me to be the country’s mood at the moment. This...

    23. October 9, 2009

      French minister denies under age sex

      Frédéric Mitterrand , French culture minister was at the centre of a political storm yesterday over admissions that he paid...

    24. October 9, 2009

      French minister denies having under age sex

      Frédéric Mitterrand , French culture minister was at the centre of a political storm yesterday over admissions that he paid...

    25. October 3, 2009

      The courage of their convictions

      These are, apparently, complicated days in which to be a member of the French government, at least when it comes to matters...

    26. October 2, 2009

      Polanski and the maiden

      The film director Roman Polanski arrived at a festival in Zurich last weekend to get recognition for his life’s work. In a...

    27. October 1, 2009

      Politicians in Poland and France face backlash over support for Polanski

      Politicians in France and Poland are facing a public backlash over their support for the self-confessed child abuser Roman...

    28. October 1, 2009

      Politicians face backlash over Polanski support

      Politicians in France and Poland are facing a public backlash over their support for the self-confessed child abuser Roman...

    29. September 30, 2009

      Politicians face backlash over Polanski

      Politicians in France and Poland are facing a public backlash over their support for the self-confessed child abuser Roman...

    30. September 30, 2009

      Polanksi arrest is enough to tax the conspiracy theorist's mind

      Roman Polanski's name does not normally grace this section of the Financial Times. But the director's arrest in Zurich last...

    31. September 29, 2009

      Switzerland under diplomatic fire on Polanski arrest

      France and Poland turned up the diplomatic heat on Switzerland yesterday as lawyers for Roman Polanski said the film...

    32. September 29, 2009

      Pressure on Swiss over Polanski arrest

      France and Poland turned up the diplomatic heat on Switzerland yesterday as lawyers for Roman Polanski said the film...

    33. September 28, 2009

      Switzerland under diplomatic fire on Polanski

      France and Poland turned up the diplomatic heat on Switzerland on Monday as lawyers for Roman Polanski said the film...

    34. September 28, 2009

      French 'amazed' at Polanski arrest

      President Nicolas Sarkozy said he hoped for a "speedy resolution" to the arrest in Switzerland of Roman Polanski, the film...

    35. September 28, 2009

      French 'amazed' at Polanski arrest

      President Nicolas Sarkozy said he hoped for a "speedy resolution" to the arrest in Switzerland of Roman Polanski, the film...

    36. September 27, 2009

      Sarkozy wants ‘resolution’ to Polanski arrest

      President Nicolas Sarkozy said he hoped for a “speedy resolution” to the arrest in Switzerland of Roman Polanski, the film...

    37. May 19, 2009

      Online showdown

      The world wide web is not the world’s wild west. Internet law is incomplete and faces practical hurdles which it will take...

    38. October 25, 2008

      Quiet Chaos

      Nanni Moretti, who also co-wrote the screenplay, is terrifically downbeat as Pietro, a high-flying TV executive first seen...

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