|Art or reputation? Director Wang Xiaoshuai chose the former and as a result his film "Left Right" has to miss the upcoming Venice Film Festival, web site Sina.com reported on Friday.
Producer Huang Bin said as post-production editing of the film couldn't be finished in time, they have to drop out of the festival's competition.
According to Huang, it would take another two months to finish the editing. The festival starts on August 29.
The film tells the controversial story of a divorced couple who try to save their child who has leukemia.
Wang Xiaoshuai, dubbed as one of the sixth generation of Chinese directors, won the jury prize at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival for his work "Shanghai Dreams".