While China may have finally scaled the highest pinnacle of international literary acclaim, no such triumph is on the cards atop tonight’s glittering pile of Oscars. Didi Kirsten Tatlow at IHT Rendezvous wonders why, when...
by 不忘初心 | Nov 26, 2012
On Saturday, a Chinese film, Beijing Blues, won the best film award at Taiwan’s Golden Horse Film Festival, the “Chinese-language Oscars”. From the Associated Press: “Beijing Blues” portrays the lives of the...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 26, 2012
Exasperated by the long and tangled process of gaining official approval for his latest movie, Mystery, director Lou Ye took to Sina Weibo to describe what was going on, and ultimately removed his own name from the credits in...
by Sophia Cao | Mar 22, 2007
From SFIAAFF: A heady and emotionally charged chronicle of the short-lived sexual and political idealism which swept through Beijing in the late ’80s, Lou Ye’s (Â®ÑÁÉ®) fourth feature marks a stunning new direction for Chinese cinema. Certainly the most erotic and sexually explicit film to come from mainland China, SUMMER PALACE is ground-breaking in its […]
by Sophia Cao | Sep 10, 2006
From Guardian Unlimited: For a director who has just been slapped with a five-year film-making ban, Lou Ye(Â®ÑÁÉ®) appears remarkably unperturbed as he describes how he was hauled before the Chinese censors last Friday for a dressing-down that made headlines around the world. “I thought there would be some trouble, though not this bad,” he […]
by Sophia Cao | Sep 4, 2006
From BBC News: 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 […]
by Sophia Cao | May 23, 2006
From China Media Project (link): Fang Li, producer: “It’s not necessary for a record of the film’s recommendation [for the Palm d’Or] to be made [with SARFT] because the recommendation was made by the film’s foreign distributor, Wild Bunch, and not a mainland producer.” (The Mirror, Ê≥ïÂà∂ÊôöÊä•, May 15) Nai An (Â•àÂÆâ), producer: “We will […]
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