Roman Polanski Wins "Best Director" Award at Berlin Film Festival

Roman Polanski has been awarded the Silver Bear for best director at the Berlin Film Festival for his new political thriller, The Ghost Writer. It's a political thriller, starring Pierce Brosnan as a prime minister accused of war crimes. It's based on the 2007 Robert Harris book “The Ghost.”

Still under house arrest in Switzerland, Polanski was unable to accept the award in person.

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    Looks like a good movie (none / 0) (#1)
    by ruffian on Sat Feb 20, 2010 at 04:28:11 PM EST
    But then I am seeing the trailer through my Ewan McGregor goggles.

    Polanski is a great director and the  film buff in me is happy he got this movie made before whatever happens to him happens.

    The review by Manohla Dargis (none / 0) (#2)
    by KeysDan on Sat Feb 20, 2010 at 04:46:44 PM EST
    made we want to see it.  Ewan McGregaor is at his "ingenue best" and Pierce Brosman is "superb".  Of course, she seems enthralled by the direction.  Yes, I want to see it.

    I must be hopelessly provincial (none / 0) (#6)
    by pfish on Sat Feb 20, 2010 at 07:51:16 PM EST
    this does nothing to assuage my disgust and revulsion with the "artiste."

    If there were more of us provincial types (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by TeresaInPa on Sun Feb 21, 2010 at 05:51:18 PM EST
    the 13 year old girls of this world would be a lot safer.