I’ve had this DVD sitting in my movie drawer for ages. LOVEFiLM have been very patient with me (thanks guys). The Pianist is probably not the sort of film one would associate with this time of the year, but after all the seasonal frivolity is over a true story likes this serves as a reminder of the power of great filmmaking. Polanski grew up in the Warsaw ghetto and survived – as did Wladyslaw Szpilman. If you haven’t seen it – just do.