Polanski, 86, who has lived outside of the United States and avoided extradition since pleading guilty in 1977 to unlawful sex with a minor, did not attend the festival.
The Dreyfus Affair is one of the most famous examples of antisemitism and miscarriages of justice in modern history and many questioned the propriety of Polanski comparing his own case to it.
“Most of the people who harass me do not know me and know nothing about the case.”
Three Israeli films made the shortlist to be nominated for the European Film Academy awards, while the festival is mired in Polanski-Parker controversy
The Academy expelled Polanski for violating a conduct code it had adopted following hundreds of accusations of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.
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Lawyer for Matan Uziel says she'd be happy for director to appear at trial in country with US extradition treaty.