Ang Lee Sidesteps Controversies Over His Latest Film
Oscar-winning director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain) sidestepped a couple of controversies when they were raised at the Venice Film Festival Thursday. Attending the festival to promote his upcoming NC-17-rated Lust, Caution, Lee feigned political innocence when asked about a complaint lodged by the Taiwan government over the festival's decision to designate the film as coming from "Taiwan, China." "I don't really have that much to say," Lee told reporters. "They seem to be changing it from one to the other. Once you find out, please let me know." Later, when asked whether the two stars were actually engaging in sex during a torrid scene in the movie, Lee answered obliquely with a question of his own. "Have you seen the film?" he asked.