Infamous Child Rapist, Molester May Get Another Shot At An Oscar

Hot Air | 7/6/2019 | Staff
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When France announced it will allow early qualifying theatrical runs for films to be considered for the best foreign-language Oscar, it may have opened the door for Roman Polanski to return to the Oscars with his upcoming An Officer and a Spy.

His retelling of the Dreyfus Affair, tipped to premiere at Venice, is set for a Nov. 13 release in France. In past years, that would have too late for consideration as France’s foreign-language Oscar contender, but with the new rules, announced Wednesday, a short run would qualify it, giving the film a chance between the festival and the Sept. 30 cut off date.

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Previously, French rules have required that a film get its full theatrical release France before Sept. 30.

So it doesn’t appear that this rule change was made specifically to benefit Polansky (or if so, they’re not admitting it), but it clearly will work in his favor. His latest film will have a limited release in France in November. Under the original rules, any film released after the end of September wouldn’t make the cut in terms of consideration. France gets to select which film is sent as their nominee at the Oscars every year, and now Polanski will be in the running.

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Here’s a question. The French film industry is obviously aware of the prison time hanging over Roman Polanski’s head and what he’s been convicted of doing. (For those of you only just coming to this saga, he was convicted of drugging, raping and sodomizing a 13-year-old child. He has also been credibly accused by dozens of other women who said...
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