| Polish born film director (and actor); celebrated Hollywood director until 1978 where he fled to Europe.
A recurring theme in his work is the relationship between victim and predator (Death and The Maiden, Bitter Moon, Cul-de-Sac, Rosemary’s Baby). His films depict a world that is cruel, grotesque and filled with perverted sexuality, paranoia and dark humour.
Favorite movies list
The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
Humorous horror movie. A triumph of stylisation.
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
A woman dreams she has been impregnated by the devil. Heavily-influenced the horror genre with its psychological tone.
Bitter Moon (1992)
Story of a couple self destruction. Veers erratically from salacious erotica to black comedy to clumsy psychodrama.