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‘Parasite’ screening stopped in China

July 30,2019
Palme-d’Or-winning film “Parasite” was scheduled to screen at the closing ceremony of the FIRST International Film Festival held in Xining, China, on Sunday, but the screening was canceled the day before due to “technical issues,” according to Chinese newspaper Global Times on Monday.

Although festival organizers said it was a sudden cancellation, it is likely that the film was censored by the government due to its obvious depiction of economic disparities between rich and poor.

Global Times also stated that “technical issues” was the excuse most frequently used by the Chinese government when they regulate films and dramas. According to the report, a screening of the Chinese war film “800” was canceled at the 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival last month, also due to “technical problems.”

By Lee Jae-lim