Roman Polanski collects award at Zurich Film Festival
Director Roman Polanski has received a lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival, two years after his arrest in the city on sex charges.
Polanski received a standing ovation before telling the audience: "What I can say? Better late than never."
He had been on his way to receive the award in 2009 when Swiss police arrested him over a 1977 US conviction for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. He spent months in prison and house arrest but avoided extradition.
Edited footage of the speech courtesy of 20 Minuten
28 Sep 2011
- From the section Entertainment & Arts