Saturday , September 26 2020

Paris: Feminists block cinema before Polanski's J'accuse airs


They rallied on Tuesday behind the same barrier: "Polan rapist, China guilty, public accomplice." Several feminist activists prevented access to the Le Jampo (Ve) cinema, which aired the preview of Roman Polanski's film "& # 39; Acoustics".

Since Friday's announcement in Le Parisien of the testimony of photographer Valentin Monier, who says he was "beaten" and raped by Roman Polanski in 1975 at the age of 18, the film industry has remained pretty quiet.

If movie promotion is frozen, not movies. Several reviews were actually scheduled for Tuesday night, especially at the Champs-Elysees, but also Jampo, who was supposed to project the film in the presence of one of the lead actors, Louise Garell and two academics who were to animate the debate.

Canceled projection

But activists blocked the entrance to the facility, chanting "Polan thug, China guilty, public accomplice", also smashing smoke. Around 9:20 pm, the cinema lights would go out and the projection was canceled, according to our on-site reporter.

Among the 200 spectators who came to watch the film, some were concerned: “My right as a citizen is to choose the films that I will see! Cried the bearded Sagar.

Participants in a wild demonstration outside the Ministry of Higher Education and Research also came to blunt the ranks of the bloc. Earlier in the evening, they scheduled a meeting outside the premises of Kruse in Paris to condemn the precarious student.

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