The latest? Memoirs of a Geisha has been playing for a while, after getting a pass from the idiot censors, or one of them at least since the others must have been out to lunch. Yesterday they all decided that the Geisha profession is equal to prostitution after receiving an angry letter from one upset citizen (just one!!) and ordered Cinescape to pull the movie from all cinemas without even reviewing it. They completely ignored the fact that the movie goes out of its way to explain that geishas are NOT prostitutes and that they are frequently misunderstood. They didn't even bother asking Cinescape for a clarification.
Meanwhile, Casanova - about the legendary womanizer who smooth-talked countless women into sleeping with him is still showing, though God knows how much the censors hacked off it. Why Cinescape even bothers with movies like this is beyond comprehension.
But do I detect a gender bias here? That it's OK to show movies with men sleeping around but not women? And do the government censors have functioning brains that can even make that distinction or am I giving them too much credit?
I'll wait for the DVDs...