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37 Ratings

East Palace, West Palace

Dong gong xi gong

Directed by Zhang Yuan
China, 1996
Drama, Gay & Lesbian, Romance


Primarily a psychological drama, East Palace, West Palace centers on a verbal cat-and-mouse game played between a gay writer and the straight policeman who arrests and interrogates him.

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East Palace, West Palace
Directed by Zhang Yuan

Awards & Festivals

Festival de Cannes

1997 | Un Certain Regard

Toronto International Film Festival

1997 | Contemporary World Cinema

Mar del Plata International Film Festival

1996 | 2 wins including: Best Director

1996 | Special Mention

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