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Mainland auteur Lou Ye's unflinching portrayal of modern life in Shanghai titled Suzhou River (starring Zhou Xun) did not get released in China but received critical acclaim from touring the international film festivals circuit.
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Mainland auteur Lou Ye's unflinching portrayal of modern life in Shanghai titled Suzhou River (starring Zhou Xun) did not get released in China but received critical acclaim from touring the international film festivals circuit.
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China auteur tests the limits

Mainland filmmaker Lou Ye courts controversy with his noir takes on life.
Oct 10, 2014 5:50 AM

HE'S the director who gives Chinese film watchdogs nightmares with his realistically edgy and gritty movies but mainland auteur Lou Ye doesn't fancy being called controversial. "I don't like being labelled; for me, filmmaking is not a tool to achieve anything, I make films only because I love it