Chinese criticism comes ahead of holiday comedy release
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Just ahead of the release of a comedy which is expected to do well during the
Lunar New Year holiday, Taiwanese director Chen Yu-hsun denied allegations from China that he was a supporter of Taiwan Independence.
Similar accusations against other artists and entertainers in the past have led to their work being banned from China, at least for a period.
Chen’s latest movie is “The Village of No Return,” the type of film which usually tops the box office during the Lunar New Year holidays. In addition, the comedy, about a Taoist priest who brings a mysterious weapon which wipes out villagers’ memories, also features Taiwanese superstar Shu Qi, Joseph Chang and Hong Kong comedian Eric Tsang.
Chen previously directed the comedies “Zone Pro Site” and “Tropical Fish.” [FULL STORY]