Rosemary’s Baby / L’enfant de Rosemary (USA, 1968)

directed by Roman Polanski, thriller, 136 min, English version, fr subtitles
written by Roman Polanski, based on Ira Levin's novel
with Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon

New York in 1966. Despite the advice of their friend, Guy Woodhouse and his wife Rosemary move into a dilapidated New York building whose residents are mostly elderly. Their neighbours - Minnie and Roman Castevet - are very caring towards the young woman and they eventually win her friendship, although she continues to find them too intrusive. One day, Mrs. Castevet prepares Rosemary a cocktail and, after drinking it she has a dream that she was raped by an inhuman creature. Soon, she discovers that she is pregnant. Rosemary starts to feel worse and worse and becomes anxious. In addition, she is devastated to learn that the girl from the house next door who seemed to want to warn her about something has committed suicide. The atmosphere quickly becomes suffocating and, as often in Polanski's films, it is hard to distinguish between what is happening for real and what is imaginary.

Acclaimed at the time of its release, the film has remained on numerous lists of the best horror movies of all time for over 40 years.


Oscar 1969 (Best Supporting Actress for Ruth Gordon)
Nomination pour Oscar 1969 (Best Adapted Screenplay)
French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Award 1970 (Best Foreign Film)