Country girl Yu Hong leaves her village, her family and her lover to study in Beijing. At university, she discovers an intense world of sexual freedom and forbidden pleasure. Enraptured, compulsive, she falls madly in love with fellow student Zhou Wei. Driven by obsessive passions they can neither understand nor control, their relationship becomes one of dangerous games - betrayals, recriminations, provocations - as all around them, their fellow students begin to demonstrate, demanding democracy and freedom. Was the only Asian film selected to compete for the Palme d'Or in 2006. In September of 2006, director Lou Ye was barred from making movies for five years because the film incorporated footage of the Tiananmen Square demonstrations and wasn't screened for Chinese officials. The Chinese government also demanded that all copies of the film be confiscatedSummer Palace featuring Hao Lei and Guo Xiaodong is streaming with subscription on MUBI. It's a drama and romance movie with a better than average Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 74% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.1 (2,575 votes).
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Summer Palace has a better than average Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 74% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.1 (2,575 votes). The movie is not very popular with Reelgood users lately.