SHOW BITS: 'Ida' director faces the music and keeps talking

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Posted: Feb 22, 2015 9:40 PM
SHOW BITS: 'Ida' director faces the music and keeps talking

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Try to play Pawel Pawlikowski off stage, will you? Forget about it.

The director, accepting the Oscar for best foreign film for "Ida," mumbled something about ending his acceptance speech when the music that was his cue to wrap it up started playing.

Then he just kept talking until the orchestra finally gave up and stopped playing.

Among those he thanked as the audience cheered were his late wife and parents, his children and his film crew, "who were in the trenches with us and who are totally drunk now."