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Venus in Fur returns to Canadian Stage Theatre

Toronto - Back by popular demand, the provocatively sexy show that had everyone talking in 2013 returns to Canadian Stage. Dora award winner "Venus in Fur" returns to the Berkeley Street Theatre for a limited run.

Review: Polanski tells his own story in slanted but fascinating doc Special

How do we reconcile that a man who could drug and violate a 13-year-old girl could also make undeniably great films like “Chinatown”, “Tess” and “The Pianist”? Unfortunately, “Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir” doesn't answer that question.

Roman Polanski returns to Zurich film festival for award

Director Roman Polanski has returned to Switzerland to receive the lifetime achievement award from the Zurich Film Festival. It is two years since Polanski was arrested by Swiss police, but he is now able to return as a free man.

Polanski free, but still very much a fugitive from justice

Film director Roman Polanski can only feel free to travel in a handful of countries, although Swiss authorities have released from house arrest on July 12, turning down the extradition request by the US Department of Justice.

Switzerland releases Roman Polanski, will not face extradition

Bern - The Swiss Federal Department of Justice and Police have announced that Academy-Award winning filmmaker Roman Polanski will not be extradited to the United States to face imprisonment for his 1970s charge for sex with a 13-year-old girl.

Woody Allen comes to the defense of Roman Polanski

Cannes - It seems that one of the most critically acclaimed directors is coming to the defense of one of the other most critically acclaimed directors. During an interview at the Cannes Film Festival, Woody Allen showed support for Roman Polanski.

Op-Ed: Polanski and Neo-Puritanism

Gstaad - What are the motives and who is behind the persecution of the world-famous film director Roman Polanski for his past alleged sex crime?

Op-Ed: Polanski has fun in the sun while he can

Gstaad - Paparazzi from an outfit called Xposure Photos have captured images of a laughing and apparently rather relaxed Roman Polanski in his comfortable Swiss chalet where he is presently detained - as they say - until US and Swiss authorities put an end to it.

Op-Ed: The Shameful Tale of Imprisoned Iranian Filmmaker Jafar Panahi

Last September, over 100 famous Hollywood filmmakers signed a petition for Roman Polanski within 24 hours of his arrest on a 31-year-old L.A. warrant for child rape. Yet equally famed director Jafar Panahi rots in a crypt in Evin prison to dead silence.

Roman Polanski's wife blames 70s 'craziness' for husband's crime

In an interview with a French fashion magazine Emmanuelle Seigner, the wife of film director Roman Polanski, has blamed the "craziness" of 1970s Los Angeles for her husband having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

Polanski takes French papers to court over privacy violation

French-Polish film director Roman Polanski has sued four French papers and magazines over several photographs published of himself and family members because he feels they've invaded his and their privacy

Polanski's Bid for Dismissal of Case Rejected

Lawyers for director Roman Polanski have lost an attempt to have his 30-year-old case concerning unlawful sex with a minor dismissed.

Roman Polanski will be released from Swiss prison

Director of "Rosemary's Baby" and Chinatown," Roman Polanski, who was arrested for his 1970s sex charge, will likely be released on bail after he coughed up $4.49 million.

French Minister Facing Calls to Resign Over Sex Tourism Claims

A French minster who has sprung to the defense of Roman Polanski, the filmmaker who may be extradited to the U.S. from Switzerland because of his sexual relations with a 13-year-old girl in 1977, is facing calls to resign over his own sexual conduct.

Op-Ed: Roman Polanski and the hypocrisy of America

Relations between the United States and Switzerland have become quite awkward recently, due to the Polanski arrest and other recent examples. But why?

Op-Ed: Polanski Fate Debate Turning into Full-Blown Culture War

Actors, directors, pundits and French officials have demanded Roman Polanski's release. On the other side of the debate, majority public sentiment in both the US and France favors Polanski's extradition to justice. Passions are running high on both sides.

Filmmakers, French officials outraged over Polanski arrest

On Saturday, Roman Polanski was arrested by Swiss authorities over a sex charge pending from the 1970s. Now European filmmakers and French government officials are upset over his arrest.

Roman Polanski Arrested in Switzerland

Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski has been arrested by Swiss authorities and it is believed that he is being held for possible extradition to the U.S. for having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl.

Roman Polanski arrested for 1970s sex charge

Acclaimed Academy-Award winning director Roman Polanski was arrested on Saturday by Swiss police from a stemming sex charge in California from the 1970s.
 

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Roman Polanski directs Mia Farrow in the classic horror film  Rosemary s Baby
Roman Polanski directs Mia Farrow in the classic horror film 'Rosemary's Baby'
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