Award-winning Chinese Film Director Barred From Making More Films
For premiering his latest movie Summer Palace at the Cannes Film Festival last May without receiving permission from the Chinese government, the country's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television has barred award-winning director Lou Ye from making movies for five years, the Xinhua News Agency reported today (Tuesday). The erotic film incorporates footage from the 1989 Tiananmen Square demonstration. It was the only film from Asia selected to compete for Cannes' Palme d'Or, according to the news agency. The government also ordered that all prints of Summer Palace be confiscated.