"East Palace, West Palace"
Directed by Zhang Yuan
A young homosexual is
arrested for cruising in a park near the grounds of the Forbidden Palace
in Beijing. While in custody, his relationship with the interrogating
officer mirrors the tension between China's authoritarian regime and its
citizens. "Zhang mingles powerful drama and courageous
politics..." (Lawrence van Gelder, New York Times). Mandarin
with English subtitles. 94 minutes.