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    Roman Polanski am 1. Mai 2015 in Krakau ausgezeichnet

    By Dorothea Holloway | May 22, 2015

    Für sein Lebenswerk (Rosemaries Baby, Der Pianist) erhielt Roman Polanski den Filmpreis Gegen den Strom. Das Filmfestival in Krakau – ich liebe diese Stadt – heißt “PKO Off Camera”.

    In seinem Buch O. is for Oberhausen – Weg zum Nachbarn schrieb Ronald Holloway 1979:

    POLANSKI, ROMAN. Poland/ France. Born in 1933 in Paris.
    His metier is the moral parable – the bizarre, surreal, grotesque, absurd theme suitable to the genre of the short feature. Beginning as an actor in film and theatre, Roman Polanski appeared in Andrzej Wajda’s Generation (1954) and then scored an international hit with Two Men and a Wardrobe (1958); it appeared at the same time as the heralded “black series” in Polish documentary and the Lenica-Borowczyk experimental films. Like many Polish filmmakers, Jan Lenica in particular, Polanski shares a respect for Beckett and recognizes the humorous side of the absurd and the surreal in his curious treatises on human behavior. The shorts reveal a narrow world of repression without pity and paved the way for his psychological, Hitchcockian thrillers upon leaving Poland. Other parables: When Angels Fall (1959 ) and Mammals (1963) in Poland, followed by a similar study of pent-up emotions and sexual tensions among a trio on a holiday boat in the feature Knife in the Water (1962), and then the short The Fat and the Lean (1963) in France.

    Aus: Unfrisierte Gedanken von Stanislaw Jerzy Lec, Lemberg 1909/Warschau 1966.
    “Gedankenlosigkeit tötet. Andere. – Einsamkeit, wie bist du übervölkert!” Aus dem Polnischen übersetzt von Karl Dedecius. In Warschau habe ich Stanislaw Jerzy Lec getroffen und ihm seine Gedanken in Deutsch zitiert. Seine freudige Antwort: “Jetzt bin ich wirklich ‘berühmt’.”

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