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"The Ghost Writer" wins big in Tallinn

"The Ghost Writer" wins big in Tallinn
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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.