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Rape accused Roman Polanski wins best director at French Oscars, MeToo crusader Adele Haenel storms out

Adele Haenel, who was nominated for best actress for Portrait of a Lady on Fire, stormed out, crying “Shame”, as Roman Polanski won best director at the Cesar Awards despite being accused of rape.
Adele Haenel has become a hero of the #MeToo movement in France. (AP/Reuters)
Adele Haenel has become a hero of the #MeToo movement in France. (AP/Reuters)
Updated on Feb 29, 2020 08:42 PM IST
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Paris | By Agence France-Presse

Roman Polanski to skip ‘French Oscars’ fearing public lynching, despite his film being most-nominated

Filmmaker Roman Polanski has said that he will not be attending the Cesars, because he fears a ‘public lynching’. His film, An Officer and a Spy, tops the list of nominations.
Film director Roman Polanski arrives at the Madeleine Church to attend a ceremony during a 'popular tribute' to late French singer and actor Johnny Hallyday in Paris.(REUTERS)
Film director Roman Polanski arrives at the Madeleine Church to attend a ceremony during a 'popular tribute' to late French singer and actor Johnny Hallyday in Paris.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 27, 2020 08:45 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse | By HT Correspondent

Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker wins the Golden Lion for best film at Venice Film Festival

Joaquin Phoenix’s sensitive portrayal of Joker, Batman’s arch-rival, won the Golden Lion for best film at the Venice Film Festival. Controversial director Roman Polanski also won an award.
Joaquin Phoenix as Joker.
Joaquin Phoenix as Joker.
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 08:42 AM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Venice | By HT Correspondent

After Roman Polanski, Venice Film Festival faces another controversy with Nate Parker’s American Skin

Venice Film Festival was drawn into a fresh controversy after the inclusion of American Skin, starring Nate Parker.
Nate Parker, who stars in American Skin, was accused of raping a woman student during his college days.
Nate Parker, who stars in American Skin, was accused of raping a woman student during his college days.
Updated on Aug 09, 2019 05:16 PM IST
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By Gautaman Bhaskaran, Hindustan Times

India’s Sasidharan goes to Venice Film Festival with Shadow of Water

Filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s Chola (Shadow of Water) will be screened in Horizons section at Venice.
Sasidharan’s Shadow of Water will be screened as part of the Horizons section at Venice Film Festival.
Sasidharan’s Shadow of Water will be screened as part of the Horizons section at Venice Film Festival.
Updated on Jul 31, 2019 12:46 PM IST
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By Gautaman Bhaskaran, Hindustan Times

At Cannes, Quentin Tarantino loses his cool post screening of Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio starrer Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

During the press interaction, post the screening of Quentin Tarantino’s new film Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, the ace director appeared rude and edgy.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Pacino in prominent roles.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Pacino in prominent roles.
Updated on May 23, 2019 03:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Gautaman Bhaskaran

Dismissed from the Academy, Roman Polanski calls #MeToo movement mass hysteria

Director Roman Polanski, who was recently expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has dismissed the #MeToo movement as mass hysteria.
Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski on May 4, 2018 accused the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of harassment after it expelled him along with actor Bill Cosby in light of historic sexual assault cases.(AFP)
Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski on May 4, 2018 accused the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of harassment after it expelled him along with actor Bill Cosby in light of historic sexual assault cases.(AFP)
Updated on May 09, 2018 12:24 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse | By HT Correspondent, Warsaw

Kate Middleton wore dress associated with a demon baby and Twitter can’t believe it

In the horror classic Rosemary’s Baby, a woman is raped by the devil and gives birth to his son. Kate Middleton chose to wear her outfit while showing the world her new baby, Prince Louis. Twitter lost it immediately.
Kate Middleton is being attacked by both the fashion police and the movie police.
Kate Middleton is being attacked by both the fashion police and the movie police.
Updated on Apr 28, 2018 05:16 PM IST
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