Actors walk out as Polanski wins Cesar for best director

Roman Polanski was awarded the prize for best director for the film An Officer and a Spy at a fractious French Film Academy ceremony in Paris early on Saturday, prompting a walkout by several women in the audience.

The entire board of the Cesar Awards had been forced to resign earlier this month amid fury at Polanski – wanted in the United States for the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl in 1977 – topping the list of nominations.

 

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