Controversial film about last tsar approved for release in Russia

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Controversial film about last tsar approved for release in Russia
Alexei Uchitels Matilda, which depicts affair between Nicholas II and ballet dancer, has faced calls for ban from religious and conservative critics The Russian culture ministry has cleared a film depicting a love affair between Russias last tsar and a ballerina for nationwide release, despite protests from conservative critics who have demanded it be banned. […]

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Censors order bleeping of ‘cow’ in film on Indian economist Amartya Sen

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Censors order bleeping of ‘cow’ in film on Indian economist Amartya Sen
Director of documentary about Indian economist says he is shocked by list of words that must be bleeped out Indias film censors have ordered that a documentary about the a Harvard professor and essayist, could be released only if certain words were bleeped out. Those words reportedly included cow, Hindu India, Hindutva a reference to […]

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Indian film board clears Lipstick Under My Burkha for release

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Indian film board clears Lipstick Under My Burkha for release
Tribunal overturns decision to ban lady-oriented film exploring womens sexuality though length of sex scenes must be cut An award-winning Hindi film that was blocked by Indias film censor for being too lady-oriented has been cleared for release by an appeals tribunal. Lipstick Under My Burkha, a drama that explores the sexual awakenings and personal […]

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India film censors ban movie for being ‘lady oriented’

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India film censors ban movie for being ‘lady oriented’
Alankrita Shrivastava, the director of Lipstick Under My Burkha, calls Central Board of Film Certifications decision an anachronism An award-winning Indian film with a feminist slant has been refused a certificate by the Indian censors. In a letter to the producers of Lipstick Under My Burkha, the Central Board of Film Certification denied the film […]

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