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Is this a turning point for France’s #MeToo movement?

The response to new allegations levelled at director Roman Polanski shows a cultural shift is underway in the country

By Cécile Guerin  

French protestors march against the director, who denies the accusations. Photo: PA

Roman Polanski’s latest film J’Accuse (An Officer and a Spy) is the French-Polish director’s take on the Dreyfus Affair, the treason conspiracy which targeted Jewish soldier Alfred Dreyfus in the late 19th century in France, a national scandal which became a textbook case of prejudice and miscarriage of justice. As a new sexual scandal is threatening to engulf Polanski, many have speculated about the film’s subtext and the extent to which Polanski identifies with the beleaguered army captain at its…

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