The Jewish Spine of Roman Polanski's Films

In honor of his 80th birthday, Haaretz takes a look at the films of the revered Polish-French-Jewish director and Holocaust survivor.

Born August 18, 1933, Polish-French-Jewish film director Roman Polanski has had a checkered and varied film career. He has made many movies, set in various locations and covering a variety of countries, with a visible Jewish spine running throughout his body of work. Although Polanski and his father escaped extermination, his mother died in Auschwitz. Growing up during, and living through, the Holocaust,...