Polanski imbues his Ghost with menace

Inevitably, the release of the new Roman Polanski film is going to be overshadowed by the 77-year-old director’s personal troubles.

17th April, 2010

Inevitably, the release of the new Roman Polanski film is going to be overshadowed by the 77-year-old director’s personal troubles. Not that Polanski helps matters by choosing to make a film about an internationally famous figure turned pariah who is fighting extradition.

The director has always jumped from genre to genre. His previous film was a children’s version of Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist; before that was the harrowing holocaust drama The Pianist. Even...

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