The film director Roman Polanski has arrived at the Montreux Jazz Festival in his first public appearance since being released from house arrest.
Polanski, 76, arrived Saturday evening in a sport utility vehicle with tinted windows. When he emerged, he brushed his fingers through his hair _ a trademark gesture _ then was ushered into an elevator. Security personnel protected him from an eager crush of photographers.
His wife, Emmanuelle Seigner, was performing at the festival.
The Oscar-winning director was freed this month from house arrest when the Swiss government refused to deport him to the United States. He still faces an Interpol warrant in effect for 188 countries for a 1977 child sex case.