Monday, September 04, 2006

Lou Ye is given 5 years ban

This June I wrote about the troubles of Chinese film director Lou Ye who showed his film "Summer Palace" at Cannes Film Festival. The entry of his film at Cannes was not approved by the official Chinese film authorities to be shown abroad. "Summer Palace", which features explicit sex scenes, takes place around the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989. Probably the real issue of the reactions it provoked with Chinese censors.

Now the BBC reports that he was punished with a 5 years ban from making films, "Summer Palace" would be confiscated and all incomes made from it. Unfortunately no progess what so ever in the issue of artistical freedom in the Middle Kingdom ...


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