Roman Polanski honoured as the best director at European Film Awards

Tallinn: Roman Polanski was honoured as best director at the European Film Awards held in the capital of the Baltic state of Estonia Saturday.

Polanski was singled out for his political thriller, ‘The Ghostwriter’, which also picked up awards for best film music, best script and best settings.

The award for best camera went to Giora Bejach for his work in the film ‘Lebanon’.

’The Ghostwriter’, based on the best-selling novel by Richard Harris, is about a former British premier being investigated for war crimes and torture of terrorist suspects.

The French-Polish director was unable to come to Tallinn to pick up his award personally, but thanked the jurors and his team in a video message.

The 76-year still faces court proceedings in the US for a 1977 case involving sex with a 13-year-old girl.

’The Ghostwriter’ won Polanski a Silver Bear prize for best director at the Berlin International Film Festival in February.


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