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Leadership of ‘French Oscars’ resigns amid Polanski controversy

Leadership of ‘French Oscars’ resigns amid Polanski controversy



The French film academy says unanimous resignation was to honour the film-makers and ‘regain calm’ of the festivalThe entire board of the César awards, France’s equivalent of the Oscars, has resigned two weeks before its gala ceremony amid growing controversy over the director Roman Polanski, whose film An Officer and a Spy leads the 2020 nominations.More than 400 actors, producers, directors and film personalities had earlier demanded the “profound reform” of the César academy, denouncing its dysfunction and the opaqueness of its processes, in an open letter published on Wednesday. Continue reading…



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Author : Jon Henley Europe correspondent

Publish date : 2020-02-14 13:21:51

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