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Polanski returns to Cannes, to present new film

- Associated Press - Monday, May 21, 2012

CANNES, FRANCE (AP) - Polish director Roman Polanski has returned to the Cannes Film Festival, where he is to present a new film.

The festival's artistic director, Thierry Fremaux, tweeted that Polanski will present the film Monday after a screening of a restored version of "Tess" _ Polanski's 1979 movie starring Nastassia Kinski.

The festival earlier screened documentary "Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir," which features conversations between Polanski and his friend Andrew Braunsberg about his U.S. arrest in 1977 for unlawful sex with an underage girl and his subsequent flight to France before sentencing.

Polanski, who currently lives in Paris, was in 2009 arrested in Switzerland to be extradited to the United States. The Swiss eventually rejected the request.

Polanski won the Cannes' Palme d'Or in 2002 for "The Pianist."

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