Essential Arthouse in HD Knife In The Water (Nóz w wodzie) by Roman Polanski 5/7/09

07 THU 8:30pm:
ESSENTIAL ARTHOUSE in HD!
An MBC Premiere HD DIGITAL Presentation!
In collaboration with Emerging Pictures
Miami Theatrical HD Premiere!
Knife In The Water (Nóz w wodzie)
(Directed by Roman Polanski/Poland/1962)
With Leon Niemczyk, Jolanta Umecka, Zygmunt Malonowicz
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Roman Polanski’s first feature is a brilliant psychological thriller that many critics still consider among his greatest work. The story is simple, yet the implications of its characters’ emotions and actions are profound. When a young hitchhiker joins a couple on a weekend yacht trip, psychological warfare breaks out as the two men compete for the woman’s attention. A storm forces the small crew below deck, and tension builds to a violent climax. With stinging dialogue and a mercilessly probing camera, Polanski creates a disturbing study of fear, humiliation, sexuality, and aggression. This remarkable directorial debut won Polanski worldwide acclaim, a place on the cover of Time, and his first Oscar nomination. In Polish with English subtitles.
WINNER: FIPRESCI Prize Venice Film Festival
“It was the maverick Roman Polanski who emerged onto the international film scene in the early 1960s obsessed not so much with the big issues of the day as with the quirks and backwaters of human nature.”-Peter Cowie
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