Directed by: Roman Polanski

Friday, May 15 - Sunday, May 17, 2015

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“Roman Polanski’s first film in English (1965) is still his scariest and most disturbing—not only for its evocations of sexual panic, but also because his masterful employment of sound puts the audience’s imagination to work in numerous ways. Catherine Deneuve gives an impressive performance as a quiet and quietly mad beautician living with her older sister in London and terrified of men. When the sister and her boyfriend take off on a holiday, her fears and her isolation in the apartment are allowed to fester along with the uncooked food, with increasingly violent and macabre results… as subjective nightmare it’s a stunning piece of filmmaking.” – Jonathan Rosenbaum

NR, 106 Minutes
UK, 1965

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