Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
Director: Roman Polanski
Cast: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon
USA, 136’, 1968, color
English with Turkish subtitles
Horrifying and darkly comic, Rosemary’s Baby was Roman Polanski’s Hollywood debut. This wildly entertaining nightmare, faithfully adapted from Ira Levin’s best seller, stars a revelatory Mia Farrow as a young mother-to-be who grows increasingly suspicious that her overfriendly elderly neighbors (played by Sidney Blackmer and an Oscar-winning Ruth Gordon) and self-involved husband (John Cassavetes) are hatching a satanic plot against her and her baby.