Chinese director lands a hit after censorship woes – The Mainichi Daily News

HONG KONG (AP) — Many directors who have faced as much censorship as Li Yu would have hung up their hats: Her third feature, the social drama “Lost in Beijing,” had to drop sexually explicit scenes and key plot lines. Its release was delayed several times. And, finally, about a month after hitting theaters in November 2007, censors pulled it altogether and banned producer Fang Li for two years.

Three years later, though, the 36-year-old filmmaker has managed to rehabilitate herself with Chinese film censors and produce an art-house hit she says stays true to her artistic vision.

Article:Chinese director lands a hit after censorship woes – The Mainichi Daily News.

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