‘Stop applauding rapists on the run’: entire French Cesar Academy board quits after Polanksi row

‘Stop applauding rapists on the run’: entire French Cesar Academy board quits after Polanksi row
The entire board of the Cesar Academy, which awards France’s equivalent of the Oscars, resigned on Thursday just two weeks ahead of its gala ceremony after more than 200 actors, producers, directors and movie personalities demanded “profound reform”.The academy had come under fire after Roman Polanski’s new film An Officer and a Spy topped the list of nominations for this year’s Cesar awards, which will be handed out on February 28.Polanski has been wanted in the US for the statutory rape of a…