(1938 - 1997)
Roland Topor was a French painter, writer, filmmaker and actor.
He was of Polish Jewish origin and spent the early years of his life in Savoy where his family hid him from the Nazi peril. Topor wrote the novel The Tenant, in 1964 which was adapted to film by Roman Polanski in 1976. The Tenant is the story of a Parisian of Polish descent, a chilling exploration of alienation and identity, asking disturbing questions about how we define ourselves.