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Roman Polanski invited to Gdynia Film fest

From the Hollywood reporter, an interesting development.  Roman Polanski was invited to attend the Gdnyia film festival.  He still has an international arrest warrant pending.

Sources from the festival and the Polish Film Institute said Polanski was able to visit the fest thanks to an arrangement with the Polish Ministry of Culture. Sources say Polanski was personally invited by Polish Minister of Culture Bogdan Zdrojewski, who shared the stage with the director and the festival’s jury president Janusz Glowacki at Saturday’s closing ceremony, where the three men presented the festival’s top prize, the Golden Lion, to Pawel Pawlikowski for his film Ida.

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September 18, 2013

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