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Roman Polanski pulls out of French Césars after outcry

24 January 2017 12:44 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The decision to honour director still haunted by statutory rape charge sparked controversy.

Roman Polanski has turned down an offer to preside over the 42nd edition of the French Césars on Feb 24, his lawyer told French news agency Afp on Tuesday [24].

Last week’s announcement by organising body the Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences sparked controversy in light of the 1977 charge that the director sexually-assaulted a 13-year-old girl on the fringes of a Vogue photoshoot in Los Angeles.

Alongside calls for a boycott, a petition demanding his removal from the role drew some 60,000 signatures.

A number of women’s rights groups had called for a demonstration outside the ceremony, which is due to take place in the Salle Pleyel concert hall in central Paris this year.

Laurence Rossignol, France’s Minister for Families, Children and Women, declared she was “shocked” by the academy’s decision to Polanksi. The country’s Minister of Culture Audrey Azoulay refused »

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French Comedy Heavyweights Christian Clavier, Catherine Frot Star in ‘Finding Mom’ (Exclusive)

11 January 2017 9:39 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris – A pair of French comedy heavyweights, Christian Clavier (“Serial Bad Weddings”) and Catherine Frot (“Marguerite”), are set to star in “Finding Mom,” the big-screen adaptation of the popular French play “Momo.”

TF1 Studio is handling international sales on the film and will introduce it to buyers at the UniFrance Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, which kicks off tomorrow in Paris.

The director of the play, Sebastien Thiéry, is directing “Finding Mom” with Vincent Lobelle, and wrote the script in collaboration with the actress Pascale Arbillot, who also stars in the film.

“Finding Mom” turns on André (Clavier) and Laurence Prioux (Frot) as a middle-class couple whose tranquil life in an upscale suburb of northern France gets turned upside down by the arrival of a deaf and mute man who claims to be their son. While the couple initially believe they are being conned, Laurence progressively becomes the mother she never »

- Elsa Keslassy

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