Film

The Tenant

 
 
Sun, Mar 17, 2013
  • 1:30PM
  • 4PM
  • 6:45PM
  • 9:30PM
 
LOCATION:
BAM Rose Cinemas
 
RUN TIME: 126min
RATED: R
FORMAT: 35mm
GENERAL ADMISSION: $13
CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $8
STUDENTS/SENIORS:  $9 (29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
 
 
 
 
 
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Part of BAMcinématek 2013 series Adjani
Directed by Roman Polanski | 1976

With Roman Polanski, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, Jo Van Fleet, Bernard Fresson

This chilling psychodrama is one of the most unforgettable treatments of urban isolation ever captured on film. Polanski cast himself as Trelkovsky, a well-mannered Polish filing clerk who moves into a gloomy Paris flat after its previous occupant flung herself from the window. Increasingly unnerved by the woman’s leftover possessions (some nail polish here, a stray human tooth there), eerie apparitions, and relentless ridicule from the decidedly inhospitable neighbors, Trelkovsky begins to fear that his sinister building-mates led the previous tenant to her self-destruction—and are sending him on the same downward spiral. Lensed by the great Sven Nykvist, and co-starring Adjani as the bohemian vixen who tries to seduce Trelkovsky, this final film in Polanski’s apartment trilogy “may be the director’s quintessential movie. It's an exercise in urban paranoia and mental disintegration that echoes or anticipates everything from Repulsion and Rosemary's Baby to Bitter Moon and The Pianist” (J. Hoberman, The Village Voice).