Roman Polański guest at Cinergia forum

Polański is known for a number of hit productions, most notably Repulsion (1965), Rosemary's Baby (1968), Chinatown (1974), the multiple Oscar winner Tess (1979) and The Pianist (2002). /PAP/EPA

Polish-born film director Roman Polański will be a guest at the closing of the 24th CINERGIA European cinema forum in Łódź, central Poland, the forum organisers have informed.

Oscar-winner Polański will attend the event on November 29 and 30, and will receive a special award at the Cinergia meeting's closing gala. The gala participants will also be shown Polański's latest film An Officer and a Spy, an account of the notorious 19th century Dreyfus affair, in which a Jewish member of the French Army's general staff was charged with passing military secrets to the German Empire.

Born in 1933 in Paris, Polański moved to Poland with his parents in 1936, and survived the 1939-45 Nazi occupation of Poland in foster homes after his parents' deportation to death camps. He is known for a number of hit productions, most notably Repulsion (1965), Rosemary's Baby (1968), Chinatown (1974), the multiple Oscar winner Tess (1979) and The Pianist (2002).