Weekend of a Champion
80 min – Documentary
Weekend of a Champion, written and directed by Frank Simon (The Queen (1968), The Chicken Chronicles), was marketed as “The Woodstock of Car Racing,” was an official selection of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, and also won the best documentary prize at the 1972 Berlin International Film Festival. The film stars Roman Polanski (Chinatown) and Scottish driver Jackie Stewart (3-time Formula One Champion).
Filmmaker Roman Polanski spends a weekend with world champion driver Jackie Stewart as he attempts to win the 1971 Monaco Grand Prix, offering an extraordinarily rare glimpse into the life of a gifted athlete at the height of his powers.