Zhang Yi­mou’s ‘One Sec­ond’ dropped from Ber­lin film fes­ti­val

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Bin­clude “Shadow,” ?House of Fly­ing Dag­gers,” and “Raise the Red Lantern.”

“One Sec­ond” is set amid the chaos and vi­o­lence un­leashed by Mao Ze­dong dur­ing the 196676 Cul­tural Revo­lu­tion, a pe­riod rarely dis­cussed in his­tory books or por­trayed on film. It’s slated for re­lease in China next year.

The party is hy­per-sen­si­tive to all di­rect or im­plied crit­i­cism and its con­trol over the arts in­cludes de­cid­ing what films are re­leased based on largely se­cret cri­te­ria. Reg­u­la­tors rou­tinely or­der what can and can’t be shown, with spe­cial scru­tiny for con­tent per­tain­ing to sex, crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity, so­cial dis­lo­ca­tion, and per­ceived ques­tion­ing of the au­thor­ity or rep­u­ta­tion of the party.

An­other Chi­nese film had also been pulled for Ber­lin for sim­i­lar rea­sons. “Bet­ter Days,” which por­trays alien­ated youth was “with­drawn for cen­sor­ship rea­sons,” the trade mag­a­zine Va­ri­ety re­ported, cit­ing uniden­ti­fied sources.

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