Jia Zhangke's 'A Touch of Sin' has thus far been denied an official release permit in China — tantamount to an Oscars ban, writes Jonathan Landreth.
As Ang Lee and Argo took home big honors last night, we reflect on the Asian impression left on the Academy Awards.
Ang Lee holds the trophy for Best Director for the movie Life of Pi in the press room during the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images)
“The Sundance Film Festival in January of 2012 was really the first time I’ve ever been to a film festival,” the first-time director admits.
The Asia Society Associate Fellow says winning an Academy Award would allow "people to see a different side of Pakistan, even if it is just for one night."
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