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"At what precise moment," Trelkovsky asked himself...

“Does an individual cease to be the person he– and everyone else –believes himself to be?  Let’s say I have to have an arm amputated.  I say: myself and my arm.  

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Le Locataire [The Tenant] (1976)

3.5/4

The Tenant resonated with me. Why? It’s a film about the immigrant experience, an experience I know quite well. Granted, what I have experienced as an immigrant is miniscule compared to the treatment Polanski’s Trelkovsky undergoes here – I truly can’t complain all too much about how Britain has treated me in my time here – though I still emphasise with the experience Polanski is attempting to express here, he hits those same feelings of alienation and an inability to communicate meaningfully with those around you. 33 more words

Film Reviews

Roman Polanski's The Tenant - Caroline Gill

Roman Polanski directed, wrote, and starred in 1976’s The Tenant–a dark, mysterious film about the oppression that society can inflict on the mind. Polanski stars as Trelkovsky, a man who moves into an apartment after learning that the current tenant has committed suicide. 190 more words

Movies

The Tenant

Nov, 17, 2014 – Watched:

The Tenant (1976)

A complete mind fuck that requires more than several viewings to truly appreciate. Deeply intertwined with Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Repulsion”. 22 more words

Art

Daily Meditation: the tenant

You are the tenant in your body and human mind. Your spirit borrows them so that you can navigate the human world in body form. 146 more words

Meditations/reflections

The Goddess's Favorite Creepy Movie Scenes, or Why You Should Keep Your Finger Out of That Hole in the Wall

There are a few parameters I’d like to establish with this series, now that I’ve thought about the scenes I’d like to feature and everything they have in common. 1,257 more words

Horror