Weekend of a Champion
The Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski is perhaps best known for feature films such as The Pianist and Chinatown, but in this documentary, he meets the famous formula 1 driver Jackie Stewart. They discuss the infamous sport and the many deaths that has taken place after the speed has escalated, while the safety precautions haven’t been able to keep up. At the same time, Jackie Stewart is getting ready for the year’s Monaco Grand Prix. Weekend of a Champion won a Special Recognition Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1972.