Director Lou Ye(Â®ÑÁÉ®) has been banned from making films in China for five years for submitting an entry for the Cannes festival without government approval.
Lou entered romance Summer Palace for competition without clearing it with China’s censors, state media reported.
The film, which features explicit sex scenes, takes place around the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989. Lou said at Cannes in June that he would consider changing the film’s content so it could be seen in China. [Full Text]