Ang Lee Gets Second Golden Lion at Venice Festival – Gina Doggett

Unlike Ang Lee‘s film Brokeback Mountain’s unsuccessful experience in China, this time his film Lust Caution will be launched in China. Brokeback Mountain touched on a subculture, homosexuality, and was banned from being shown in the country. Similarly, Ang Lee had to edit out the controversial sexual scenes for the Chinese version of Lust Caution. Ang Lee has been called an honored Chinese director by the Chinese state media. But when will his films to be shown in China without being cut? From AFP:

Taiwanese director Ang Lee picked up his second Golden Lion for best picture at the Venice film festival on Saturday for his erotic spy thriller “Se, Jie” (Lust, Caution)…

Victorious two years ago with “Brokeback Mountain,” which also won him an Oscar, this time Lee served up a tense drama set in Japanese-occupied Shanghai in the 1940s.

Novice actress Tang Wei plays a resistance spy who slowly lets her target, a powerful political figure played by Tony Leung, “worm his way into her heart.” [Full Text]

September 8, 2007 9:48 PM
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