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by Simon Frank


In 1971, Motor Racing fan Roman Polanski spent a weekend with world champion driver Jackie Stewart as he attempted to win the Monaco Grand Prix. Polanski was given intimate access to Stewart’s world for three days, both on the track and off. The result is an extraordinarily rare glimpse into the life of a gifted athlete at the height of his powers. Forty years on, Polanski and Stewart meet once again. In a remarkable post-script, they discuss the sport, both past and present, with a unique and unmatched perspective.

international title: Weekend of a Champion
original title: Weekend of a Champion
country: France, United Kingdom
sales agent: Pathé International
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Simon Frank
film run: 93'
release date: FR 18/12/2013
cast: Jackie Stewart, Helen Stewart, Roman Polanski
cinematography by: Bill Brayne, Paweł Edelman
film editing: Hervé de Luze, Shawn Tracey, Derek York
production: RP Productions, Mark Stewart Productions
distributor: Pathé Distribution

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