Polanski honored at Krakow Film & Music Fest

Polanski honored at Krakow Film & Music Fest
Pictures from the 2016 Krakow Fmf, which featured live performances of the scores from Sicario and Drive.

Now in its ninth year, Krakow’s Film and Music Festival (Fmf) brought together film composers and music professionals for a series of masterclasses and concerts in the heart of the city’s historic old town. This year’s festival ran from May 24-30, with an additional concert concluding its musical showcase on May 31.

The festival kicked off with a special distinction award for Roman Polanski, who was honoured by the Polish Filmmakers Association (Spf) for his contribution to Polish cinema. The 82-year-old Krakow native, who survived the Nazi’s Second World War takeover of Poland, leapt to the stage to receive his accolade and said: “I’m just a boy from Krakow, I never thought I would get this far.”

Polanski is back in the headlines this week after the Polish government said it will appeal a court’s decision
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