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East Palace West Palace (Dong gong xi gong) (Behind the Forbidden City) Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
July 2, 2011
Though too verbose and static, it's the first film to deal explicitly with gay life in China, and as such adds a panel to the growing body of movies about sexual politics in rigid societies.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 27, 2009
Sua inegável relevância política e social (especialmente à época de seu lançamento) infelizmente não se traduz em qualidade narrativa.
| Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 11, 2004
Feels like a stage play with two characters in a single room, but the way the story delicately unfolds keeps us gripped.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
October 30, 2001
[Has] a sophistication and haunting complexity that would be the pride of any open Western auteur.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
The Chinese authorities were not pleased with this work, supposedly the first openly gay film to come out of Red China.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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