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Cannes: What Will Become of Zhang Yimou’s Censored Masterpiece ‘One Second’? — The Hollywood Reporter

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— by Patrick Brzeski: Zhang Yimou, one of the world’s great auteurs, isn’t expected to be in attendance at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival — but not because his latest film was finished too late, or because it wasn’t aesthetically up to snuff to make the cut.

Instead, the acclaimed Chinese director has suffered the perverse fate of seeing his new film — the achingly personal period drama One Second — withheld from contention precisely because it is reputed to be so good that it might take home multiple awards, something the Chinese government is said to very much not want…

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May 10, 2019 — 07:15 PDT

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