Director Roman Polanski received the French national film “Cesar” in the nomination “best Director” for the film “Officer and a spy”. The best film was the drama “Les Miserables,” which brought several awards.
Polanski received the statuette for best adapted script writer Robert Harris, and his picture became the winner in the category “Best costume design”.
At the time of the announcement of the Director winner of several Actresses demonstratively left the hall in protest. And two weeks before the ceremony, the leadership of the French Academy resigned because of the protests against as many as 12 nominations the film Polanski.
Previously, Roman Polanski said that does not appear at the event because he wants to avoid a “public lynching”. From participation in the ceremony on the background of feminist protests also refused the entire team of the film.
Recall against Director Roman Polanski in 2017 was charged with rape in 1972 and 1977. Because of the controversial reputation of the Director of the feminist organizations oppose his nomination at film award.