Polanski Takes Best Director At The Berlin Film Festival

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In yet another show of support for the director, who is currently under house arrest, the Best Director award at the Berlin Film Festival was given to Roman Polanski for his film, The Ghost Writer. [NYTimes]

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I agree with jleigh. I posted in groupthink about this issue saying that while I'm totally on board with Polanski being a horrible person, I can't extend that judgement to his art. It's like saying that just because Picasso was a womanizer who had affairs with teenagers, we shouldn't recognize Guernica as a great painting.