Skip to comments.Polanski's no show at red carpet gala event
Posted on 02/12/2010 3:48:54 AM PST by myknowledge
ROMAN Polanski's new film The Ghost Writer premieres today at the 60th Berlin Film Festival but the director, under house arrest in Switzerland, will be a no-show at the red-carpet gala.
The Ghost Writer stars Pierce Brosnan as a former British prime minister closely resembling Tony Blair who hires a journalist (Ewan McGregor) to help him pen his memoirs.
But the writer quickly finds skeletons in the closet of his new boss, who is under investigation for war crimes for involving his country in CIA renditions of terror suspects and in the process stumbles upon a global conspiracy.
The thriller is one of 20 films vying for the Berlinale's prestigious Golden Bear top prize and the most keenly awaited feature at this year's 60th anniversary event.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailytelegraph.com.au ...
...because he is under house arrest for the 1977 rape case.
Oh darn, the child rapist director has to miss the premier of his latest anti-American/anti-democracy hate screed because he’s not alowwed to leave his million dollar Swisss chalet. I’m all torn up inside.