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  1. 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...

  2. July 26, 2013

    Creative differences

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

  1. 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...

  2. 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....

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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 –...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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....

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  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 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. November 10, 2007

    DVD RELEASES

    Molière Laurent Tirard, 2007 Fox A pleasing romantic romp through 17th-century Paris that borrows heavily from Shakepeare...

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