Poland’s moral crusade continues with the Polanski case


Polish film director Roman Polanski (L) and French composer Alexandre Desplat (R) attend a press conference at the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra hall in Katowice, Poland, 24 May 2016. Desplate will recieve the Kilar Award for film music composers during the Scoring4Polanski concert, as part of the 9th Krakow Film Music Festival. Desplat scored Polanski's last three movies.

Polanski cannot visit the United States and Britain; it is now likely he will not be able to visit Poland

Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski faces a new extradition challenge from Poland to the United States. Well, in theory.

In reality the new Polish government announced on Tuesday it would be challenging a Court ruling made in October 2015, days before it came to power. Polanski’s extradition in connection with a sex conviction in the United States is seen as an opportunity for the PiS government to show its moral credentials, just as the Minister of Justice has appropriated the office ...

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