This Director Just Did In China What “Brokeback Mountain” Couldn’t 10 Years Ago

...get official approval to show his gay romance film in Chinese theaters.

Looking For Rohmer, or “Seek McCartney” as it’s sometimes incorrectly called, is adapted from Wang’s short novel telling “an emotional story about two men,” the director’s statement on the website of 2015 Shanghai International Film Festival says.

It took a year for the film to pass China’s strict censorship. But hearing the film survived with no edits being made, the well-known filmmaker immediately took to Sina Weibo and wrote, “a small step for censors, a big step for filmmakers.” Read more via Buzzfeed