Call for boycott of French film awards presided by Roman Polanski

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Feminist groups have called for a boycott of the annual César awards ceremony in February over what one said was the 'shameful' decision to honour filmmaker Roman Polanski, 83, who is wanted in the US on charges of raping a 13-year-old girl in Los Angeles in 1977.

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French women’s groups have called for a boycott of the César awards, the country’s equivalent of the Oscars, after Roman Polanski was asked to preside over this year’s ceremony, reports The Guardian.