Wanted by the US, Roman Polanski gets film award in Poland

Wanted by the US, Roman Polanski gets film award in Poland


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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Filmmaker Roman Polanski has received a film award and pressed his palms into plaster for the hall of independent cinema stars in Krakow— the same Polish city where a court is weighing a U.S. request for his extradition.

Polanski attended the opening late Friday of the 8th edition of the PKO Off Camera film festival and was awarded the "Against the Current" award for independence in art. Polanski, who spent his childhood in Krakow, jokingly said he was happy to be award there "at long last."

In February, the Oscar-winning director appeared in a Krakow court for a hearing related to a U.S. request for his extradition concerning charges of sex with a minor, a case that has haunted him since 1977.

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