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IRAN WON’T LET SELECTED FILMS APPEAR AT VENICE

July 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Iranian government is “currently investigating a plan to boycott this year’s Venice Film Festival,” the Tehran Times reported on Monday. The newspaper indicated tht such a boycott would be in retaliation for “the strong sanctions imposed by the European Union on Iran.” In a statement, Alireza Sajjadpur, an official of the Culture Ministery, noted […]

TAIWAN TO VENICE: WE’RE NOT PART OF CHINA

August 1, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Officials in Taiwan are up in arms over the decision of the Venice Film Festival to designate the originating country of Wei Te-Sheng’s epic feature Seediq Bale as “China and Taiwan.” Taiwan was the final refuge of the Chinese Nationalist government after being routed by the Communists (“People’s Republic”) in 1949. Although the mainland government […]