In 2009, celebrated director Roman Polanski was arrested at the Zurich Film Festival. His weekend jaunt turned into a 10-month imprisonment. Zenovich’s follow up to Wanted and Desired — which some say was one of the reasons for Polanski’s arrest — explores the bizarre clash of politics, celebrity justice and the media. –TIFF
Marina Zenovich is a director and producer. Her most recent film, “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired” — called “a documentary of rare fascination and power” by Entertainment Weekly — was an Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival 2008.
Other films include: “Who Is Bernard Tapie?” — a study of the French former politician/convicted criminal turned actor, and her fascination with him, and “Estonia Dreams of Eurovision!” — about the wacky world of Tallin, Estonia as it prepares to host the Eurovision Song Contest. Her first documentary, “Independent’s Day,” a look at the struggles of independent filmmakers set at the Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals, featured Steven Soderbergh, Neil Labute and Greg Mottola.
Marina also works for Gallery HD’s series, “Art In Progress,” where she has profiled Julian Schnabel, Robert Wilson, John Baldessari, Takashi Murakami and David Lynch, among others. —romanpolanskiwantedanddesired.com
Zenovich follows up the fine "Wanted and Desired" with this chronicle of Polanski's woes that the ghost of his past chronicled in her film helped recreate and bring back forward. We start in 2009 with Polanski's arrest in Switzerland and threat of extradition back to the United States. Zenovich then tells a tale of 'why now?' examining ties to banking reform, elections and political grandstanding. Solid followup.