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"The Ghost Writer" wins big in Tallinn

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"The Ghost Writer" wins big in Tallinn


British talent has done well at the European Film Awards, thanks to director Roman Polanski’s “The Ghost Writer”, which won six prizes including best actor for Ewan McGregor, and a share of the screenwriting award for Robert Harris.

Polanski could not be on hand to take the prize for best film and best director, but he did send a video message of thanks via Skype from his Paris home.

Also honoured in the European Discovery category was “Lebanon”, the Venice Golden Lion winner, shot almost entirely from inside a tank, and “The Illusionist”, which won the Best Animated Feature award. German actor Bruno Ganz picked up a Lifetime Achievement award, and composer Gabriel Yared was honoured for his Achievement in World cinema.

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