WARSAW, Poland (TheBlaze/AP) — Filmmaker Roman Polanski attended the opening of the PKO Off Camera film festival in Krakow, Poland — the same city where a court is weighing a U.S. request for his extradition.
He received an award as well.
It's moniker? The "Against the Current" award — for independence in art.
Polanski, who spent his childhood in Krakow, jokingly said he was happy to be awarded there "at long last."
In February, the Oscar-winning director appeared in a Krakow court for a hearing related to a U.S. request for his extradition concerning charges of sex with a minor, a case that has haunted him since 1977.
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