Brad Pitt back in China af­ter re­ported ban over Ti­bet film

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

Brad Pitt made his first pro­mo­tional ap­pear­ance for a movie in China since re­port­edly be­ing banned over a film about Ti­bet al­most 20 years ago.

He spent 40 min­utes giv­ing au­to­graphs to Chi­nese fans on Mon­day and 20 min­utes at a tightly con­trolled me­dia event pro­mot­ing his lat­est movie.

The Chi­nese gov­ern­ment re­port­edly didn’t like his 1997 film, “Seven Years in Ti­bet,” about an Aus­trian ex­plorer’s re­la­tion­ship with a young Dalai Lama, be­cause of its por­trayal of harsh Chi­nese rule in the Hi­malayan re­gion.

Pitt did visit China two years ago to ac­com­pany his then-part­ner, who was on a pub­lic­ity tour, but kept a very low pro­file.

“Al­lied” de­buts on Nov. 23 in China, the U.S. and some Euro­pean and Asian coun­tries.

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