Shock in China after Zhang Yimou film set during Cultural Revolution is pulled from Berlin festival

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Zhang Yimou’s One Second depicts a man who escapes a prison farm in northwestern China in the 1970s – because he desperately wants to see a film – and an orphan he meets along the way. Photo: Handout

  • Online community speculates government pressure is behind the move
  • Beijing tightens its ideological grip on all media, including film censorship

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Mandy Zuo


Mandy Zuo

 

Updated: Tuesday, 12 Feb, 2019 11:29pm

Zhang Yimou’s One Second depicts a man who escapes a prison farm in northwestern China in the 1970s – because he desperately wants to see a film – and an orphan he meets along the way. Photo: Handout

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