The scandal surrounding the Roman Polanski left the prize

the French film “Cesar” in full force resigned. It happened after the announcement of the nominees, TV channel “Russia 24”.

Film Director Roman Polanski “an officer and a spy” was identified in 12 categories. This decision was criticized by the feminist organizations.

in addition, 400 figures of the movie world signed a letter demanding to reform the Academy. Ex-management “Cesar” decided that resignation is the only way to calm the situation.

In the 70’s, Polanski was accused of statutory rape model. He made a plea bargain, pleading guilty. Then he fled from the States because the case was not closed. Since then, the harassment Polanski was accused a number of women.

the Prize “Cesar” is awarded by the French Academy of arts and film technology since 1976. It is named after the famous sculptor-avant-garde artist Cesar Baldaccini.

45th award ceremony will be held on 28 February in the French capital in the Salle Pleyel.