Two Men and a Wardrobe
Knife in the Water • 15m
Directed by Roman Polanski • 1958 • Poland
Perhaps the best known of Roman Polanski’s shorts, TWO MEN AND A WARDROBE was his first to be screened publicly. It won five awards at international festivals. Polanski said in a 1966 interview, “When I filmed TWO MEN AND A WARDROBE, I tried . . . to keep myself within a . . . form that I believe proper to the short film. Strict, without dialogue.”
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When Angels Fall
Directed by Roman Polanski • 1959 • Poland
Director Roman Polanski got the idea for his senior thesis from an article about a lavatory attendant who claimed to have had a mystical vision. “A lavatory attendant’s life seemed to epitomize vacuity, drudgery, monotony,” he recalled in his autobiogra...
The Fat and the Lean
Directed by Roman Polanski • 1961 • France
Polanski directed this 15-minute black-and-white short just after completing film school. The film features the music of Krzysztof Komeda, who composed the scores for all but one of the director’s films between TWO MEN AND A WARDROBE and ROSEMARY’S BABY...
Directed by Roman Polanski • 1962 • Poland
MAMMALS was the last of director Roman Polanski’s short films before he bagan to work on his first feature, KNIFE IN THE WATER. It received awards at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and the Melbourne International Film Festival.