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BBC: Director vows to defy filming ban

By Indiewire | Indiewire September 7, 2006 at 5:30AM

A director has said he will defy a ban on him making films imposed by the government in his native China. The ruling was prompted by Lou Ye's decision to screen a movie at the Cannes Film Festival before it was cleared by Chinese censors. He told Associated Press the five-year ban was "ridiculous," adding "I will definitely continue to make films." The movie, "Summer Palace," is a love story set against the pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989. BBC reports.
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A director has said he will defy a ban on him making films imposed by the government in his native China. The ruling was prompted by Lou Ye's decision to screen a movie at the Cannes Film Festival before it was cleared by Chinese censors. He told Associated Press the five-year ban was "ridiculous," adding "I will definitely continue to make films." The movie, "Summer Palace," is a love story set against the pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989. BBC reports.





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