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AP: Chinese Director Says He'd Bow to Censors

By Indiewire | Indiewire May 19, 2006 at 5:41AM

Chinese director Lou Ye flew to Cannes for the black-tie premiere of his love story set amid the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, but his movie's producers stayed home. Someone had to deal with the censors. Lou was still awaiting word Thursday on whether his film, "Summer Palace," would clear the censors and be allowed to screen in China. Despite free-market reforms and greater openness in the communist country, Lou is the latest in a string of Chinese directors who face censorship problems at home while being wooed abroad. AP reports.
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Chinese director Lou Ye flew to Cannes for the black-tie premiere of his love story set amid the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, but his movie's producers stayed home. Someone had to deal with the censors. Lou was still awaiting word Thursday on whether his film, "Summer Palace," would clear the censors and be allowed to screen in China. Despite free-market reforms and greater openness in the communist country, Lou is the latest in a string of Chinese directors who face censorship problems at home while being wooed abroad. AP reports.