Zhang Yi and Fan Wei in a scene from One Second, directed by Zhang Yimou. The film was withdrawn from competition at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this week.
Clarence Tsui
Opinion

Opinion

Clarence Tsui

Chinese censorship the talk of Berlin after Zhang Yimou film pulled from festival – and no wonder

  • The Berlin International Film Festival looked like being a celebration of Chinese filmmaking; the withdrawal of Zhang Yimou’s One Second changed that
  • With no explanation for the shock decision, international commentators had reason to focus on censorship amid tightening government control of the arts

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Zhang Yi and Fan Wei in a scene from One Second, directed by Zhang Yimou. The film was withdrawn from competition at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this week.
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