Monsters and Critics (via) reports that a Serbian human rights group is planning to organise a public showing of Lou Yes Summer Palace after the film was banned from a Belgrade film festival at the request of the Chinese government.

The film was dropped from the international Festival of the Authors Film on Tuesday night, after the Serbian foreign ministry indicated higher national interests were at stake.

The Belgrade-based Youth Initiative for Human Rights condemned what it described as censorship, asked for an explanation of what the higher national interests were and promised to show Summer Palace in a free screening next week.

Lou Ye has been banned from making films for five years after he submitted Summer Palace to the Cannes Film Festival without government approval