London (ANI): Roman Polanski"s film The Ghost Writer has won
accolades at the Berlin film festival. The political thriller
starring Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan premiered last week and
is one of 20 movies contending for the prized Golden Bear award for
"With this immensely enjoyable, satisfyingly convoluted thriller
he demonstrates exactly why he is still a force to be reckoned
with. From the opening scene it is clear Polanski had complete
control, whether or not he was behind bars when he finished it," the Daily Express quoted a Times of London critic, as writing.
Polanski is presently under house arrest at his Swiss chalet and
did not attend the premiere. The Berlin film festival awards gala
is slated to be held on February 20. The Oscar-winning director had
pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl
in 1977 but fled the U.S. before his sentence could be
He was arrested in Zurich last year and placed under house
arrest later. In January, a Los Angeles judge ruled Polanski must
return to America to face sentencing.